Get Inspired

Each year we receive work from over 3,500 people in the criminal justice system, all with a powerful story to tell, and a unique creative vision to share.

If you are looking for inspiration for your next project, you can see lots of examples of work from across the 52 Koestler Awards categories in our Artwork Galleries, including visual art, music, writing, craft and performance.

Our monthly Art Aid sheets provide simple art & writing tasks which could help you kickstart your creative journey. Find out how to draw portraits, write songs, create sculptures and design alphabets, along with stories from each sheet’s creator.

You can also hear more from our entrants who have discovered creativity within a secure setting by checking out My Koestler Story.

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