Freedom Arts is an arts-based program for people on court orders for drug related offences in Tasmania.
Led by artist and program co-ordinator Caroline Amos, the program assists participants to build self-confidence and new skills through art-making, with the broader aim of reducing recidivism and relapse.
Facilitated by a variety of artists and technicians, Freedom Arts provides a safe, non-judgmental and friendly environment where participants can develop their creativity and feel at home. Taking a strengths-based approach, it supports them to connect with others in the community and explore their interests in creative ways.
Freedom Arts is a pilot program and the first of its kind in Australia. It aims to develop an effective arts-based model of therapeutic jurisprudence that can support the wellbeing of participants and benefit individuals, the justice system, and the broader community.
Freedom Arts is a partnership between Kickstart Arts and The Department of Justice - Community Corrections, supported by Tasmania Community Fund and evaluated by Anglicare Tasmania.
Free to be Me
For more information about The Freedom Project, contact Caroline via email:
Call out for Arts Practitioners
Are you an arts practitioner with the following skills?
A proven record of managing groups of people to achieve desired outcomes
A demonstrated ability to work with people with complex needs
Well developed team skills
An aptitude for working with people with little or no previous artistic experience
An ability to support positive change
If this sounds like you, please send us an expression of interest to be involved in the project.
Kickstart Arts thanks the Tasmanian Community Fund, Arts Tasmania, The Department of Justice - Community Corrections, Anglicare Tasmania and Bethlehem House for their support of this project.