Name an Award
Sponsor an award for an artist in prison
Sponsor an award and create a vital link between an artist on the inside and a supporter of their work on the outside. These awards show our entrants that they are not forgotten and that members of the public still care and want to support them.
Every year, over 3,500 individuals in custody and in the community share their creative work through the Koestler Awards. Each entrant receives a certificate and handwritten feedback, providing motivation and focus for their artistic efforts. We give out over 2,000 Koestler Awards each year, many of which are supported by individuals and organisations, including law firms, art societies and universities. These personalised awards act as a vote of confidence for the recipient and help to raise the self-worth of those who need it most.
Who can sponsor an award?
You can sponsor an award in your own name, on behalf of someone else, or on behalf of an organisation or group.
You can choose which level of Award you would like to sponsor, as well as an artform and award title that resonates with you.
Please take a look at the options in the form below.
Not only will you be affirming the positive changes our entrants are pursuing through art, but you will also receive a copy of your award-winning artwork and invites to exhibition and event previews.
Your award name will appear on the certificate which we send to the artist and in the artwork caption if the piece is chosen for exhibition or publication.
To me, just to win anything made my life so much better, I really started feeling better in myself and proud – something I haven’t felt for a very long time.Koestler Awards entrant
If you have any questions about Naming an Award, please get in touch.