The 2022 Koestler Awards is open for entries from 1 January – 7 April 2022.
The Koestler Awards for arts in criminal justice began 60 years ago – help us celebrate this anniversary by sharing your visual art, writing, design or music.
We are delighted to announce that the curator of the annual UK exhibition at Southbank Centre will be Ai Weiwei!
This year’s Themed Category is Taste.
The Koestler Awards are open to:
- anyone in custody in a UK prison, young offender institution, secure training centre, secure children’s home, immigration removal centre, or high or medium security psychiatric hospital or unit (including the Channel Islands and Isle of Man).
- any current client of the National Probation Service or a Community Rehabilitation Company, a Youth Offending Service, the Scottish Criminal Justice Social Work Service or their equivalents elsewhere in the UK.
- any UK citizen currently in a prison overseas (must submit via Prisoners Abroad).
Artworks may be submitted as an individual or a group entry.