Potential Unlocked: Art in Prison

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2018-12-12

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Lecture Title: Potential Unlocked. Participants: Ben Carpenter (ADH) and Victoria Knight (HLS) Description: Potential Unlocked is a collaborative project to deliver visual arts workshops in custodial settings in Leicestershire. Our partners are: Leicester NHS Trust, Soft Touch Arts and HMP Leicester. The project has received c£100k of funding from the Arts Council and others. The aim of the project is to use visual arts workshops to enable the envisioning of alternative futures for inmates suffering poor mental health, as a tool for recovery. Carpenter and Knight are leading the research component. Our method is qualitative research via semi-structured interview. Our research objectives are:

• To evaluate the impact of the arts on mental health in custodial and community contexts • To develop appropriate frameworks for gauging mental health recovery in custodial and community contexts

The project aligns with UN Goal 3, Good Health and Wellbeing, and UN Goal 16, Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

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Art, Prison, Mental Health

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Carpenter, B. and Knight, V. (2018) 'Potential Unlocked: Art in Prison' given as part of ADH's UN Sustainable Development Goals forum on 12th December 2018

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Institute for Research in Criminology, Community, Education and Social Justice