Unlock the talent inside

Since 1962 the Koestler Awards have played a unique, national role in motivating prisoners, secure hospital patients and immigration detainees to take part in the arts. The Koestler Awards are simple and powerful – we reward achievement, build self-confidence and broaden horizons for some of society’s most disadvantaged and marginalised people.

Our work harnesses the uniquely transformative power of the arts to help individuals learn the skills and gain the confidence to live creative, positive and productive lives. Each year we receive more than 7,000 entries from over 3,500 entrants across the UK in 52 categories. More than 2,000 Awards are granted by over 100 esteemed judges, and each year culminates in a curated exhibition at Southbank Centre which showcases the incredible power of the arts to transform lives.

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Purchased artworks will be available for collection from Southbank Centre on Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th December, 10am – 5pm. After this, they can be collected from Koestler Arts offices in London, from 13th December 2021 until 31st January 2022. If you are unable to collect your artwork, please contact Koestler Arts to arrange pick up by your own courier.

*Please note that shipping is not available when purchasing artworks from this exhibition*