The Arts Society Cambridge supports the 2017 Koestler Awards

The Arts Society Cambridge supports the 2017 Koestler Awards

5 Jul 2017 - 15:26 BY The Arts Society Cambridge

The Arts Society Cambridge, (formerly NADFAS Cambridge) is delighted to be supporting this year’s Koestler Awards through its Young Arts charitable programme.

The Koestler Trust is the UK’s leading prison arts charity and encourages ex-offenders to change their lives through participation in all areas of the arts. The Trust also aims to increase understanding of the arts by prisoners, secure patients and detainees and challenge negative preconceptions society may have of these individuals.  

The charity was selected by The Arts Society Cambridge as we believe the arts have the potential to enrich all peoples’ lives and this is at the heart of everything we do. Our Society in Cambridge has over 450 members and we are part of a national organisation of over 90,000 who contribute to and preserve our artistic heritage through volunteering, grant giving and lecture programmes.

Through our Young Arts programme The Arts Society Cambridge has donated £1000 to the Koestler Trust to celebrate the talent and achievements of these young people and a selection of their artwork will be showcased in the 2017 Koestler Exhibition, this year curated by Sir Antony Gormley.

This free exhibition is open to the public from Thursday 21st September – Wednesday 15th November at the Royal Festival Hall, at the Southbank Centre in London.

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