Q & A: Arts in Corrections insights

The Q & A interviews on this page will cover a range of topics, providing insights into Arts in Corrections practice. If there's a topic you would like to see covered on this page, contact Chris Ulutupu, Arts in Corrections Advisor, Arts Access Aotearoa (T: 04 802 4349 E: chris.ulutupu@artsaccess.org.nz).

Taking music into prisons

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra created a one-week programme that connected with young offenders in Christchurch Men’s Prison. Cathy Irons, violinist and Project Leader of its Community Engagement Programme, shares insights into why the programme was successful and what it achieved.


Q & A insight: Taking music into prisons (WORD)

Q & A insight: Taking music into prisons (PDF)

How theatre can change lives

“If we want something to change, we have to prove there is a better way of doing things,” says Dr Selina Busby, a UK academic and theatre practitioner. In this Q & A, she provides insights into the role of theatre to transform the lives of people in the criminal justice system. She also talks about the importance of research and evaluating your projects.


Q & A: How theatre can change lives (PDF)

Q & A: How theatre can change lives  (WORD)


Neil Wallace:
Neil is Arts In Corrections Advisor | Kaiārahi A Toi Ara Poutama, Arts Access Aotearoa (M: 027 263 6711 E: aic@artsaccess.org.nz). Neil works Monday to Thursday.  

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