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Introducing Pictora

An innovative not-for-profit social enterprise.

Art with conviction

Pictora is an innovative not-for-profit Social Enterprise, bringing the therapeutic value of art together with the practical creativity of entrepreneurship and business enterprise skills, in order to support excluded and vulnerable individuals in our society.  

In particular, Pictora has a strong focus working with individuals in prison or ex-offender's in the community, with actions and projects to help reduce the likelihood of reoffending and to support the process of resettlement.

Our story so far...

Since its establishment in 2009, Pictora has widened its work to embrace all those in our society who are excluded, vulnerable, and since 2020, impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Pictora has led on several innovative EU funded Erasmus+ European wide projects:
* Learned Helplessness and the Glory of Failure

With the support of the Big Lottery, Pictora has delivered several innovative projects:

Our work...

Pictora provides in-prison and in-society support:
* Using the power of creativity to support individuals to develop self-esteem, confidence and employability skills. 
* Training prisoners in prisons and the vulnerable in the community to develop practical business enterprise skills
* Providing ongoing support tailored to individual needs.

Our social enterprise…

Pictora is an innovative not-for-profit Social Enterprise (Company Limited by Guarantee), created by a partnership of staff working in the criminal justice, education/employability and creative sectors.
The day-to-day running of the activities of Pictora is financed through the sale of art and merchandise on the Pictora websites and special projects.