Help unlock creative potential through art!


Prodigal Arts is a charity that provides opportunities for talented prisoners and ex-offenders to produce and sell artwork created in their own voluntary time as part of their ongoing rehabilitation.


Our project is based in Bristol and works in the region.

Artwork is produced for sale directly to the public and through commissions.


The aim of Prodigal Arts is to help people in prison and post-release 'unlock' their creative potential, 'setting free' a positive sense of individual achievement and self-worth which aims to contribute to reducing the chances of re-offending. 


"Attending PA sessions had a positive effect on my self-esteem, 

particularly when receiving feedback on my artwork... which makes me feel like I actually do something well and worthwhile...

I now have a newly-discovered lust for an offence free life"


Prodigal Arts associate artist , John


Original Artwork and Prints -
available to buy


Purchase artwork from our gallery to help rehabilitate people in prison & post-release.

Mentoring offenders and ex-offenders to find not only a new creativity, but a new life


The total UK Prison Population in 2018 was

84,405 in England and Wales, 78,844 males.


The cost to the tax payer of reoffending is estimated to be £9.5 to £13 billion annually.

Around half of all crime is commited by people who have already been through the criminal justice system. 



Our work is dependent on voluntary funding and grants 


Please help keep this vital work going.

All images displayed on this site are Copyright © 2019 Prodigal Arts 

Prodigal Arts CIO is a charity registered in England and Wales, Charity Number 1169287