Partner with us

We are an award-winning charity, working with every prison in the UK and partnering with impactful organisations to support people in the criminal justice system. Each year thousands of people in custodial settings and in the community send us their artworks to participate in the Koestler Awards and receive monetary prizes, feedback, and the opportunity to have their work displayed at one of our exhibitions. Through our showcasing, not only do we pride ourselves in working with well-known and accomplished artists and venues, but also on creating one of the few instances for the public to connect with the stories and talents of people in the criminal justice system, visited by tens of thousands of visitors every year.

Although our impact is wide ranging, our team is small, and our activities would not be possible without our partners and sponsors.

We would love to build a meaningful partnership that best suits your business or charitable objectives, while achieving maximum impact on our work with people in custody.

Recent partnerships have included corporate sponsorship of our exhibitions and events, in-kind business advice and support, and Arts Society funding for pilot projects across the UK. In return we can host our sponsors for private events or tours at our exhibitions for your clients and staff, organise volunteer opportunities for your team, and more.

To find out more, please get in touch with our Development team using the contact form below or by emailing

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Get in touch with our Development team

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“Serco are delighted be partnering with Koestler Arts. It aligns with our commitment to delivering compassionate and individual support for all those in our care. Koestler provides a unique opportunity for self-expression, health and wellbeing benefits through ongoing support and links within communities”.

– Beverley Thompson-Brown, Strategic Account Director (Justice), Serco UK