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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.
"Art is what we do when we are truly alive"  Seth Godin
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Made Visible


This personal reflection captures the powerful impact of Made Visible to prisoners in HMP The Mount and all those involved.

Click here to read this heartfelt personal reflection on Made Visible in HMP The Mount.

Behind bars

Covid-19Made Visible 

Made Visible - Prison Projects

Pictora has opened Made Visible to all prisons across the UK, to support prisoners during the Covid-19 lockdown challenges.

In conjunction with 2Makeit, interested prisons can access Made Visible Packs for prisoners. 

Submitted work can be submitted for presentation on the Pictora website.

Made Visible builds self estem and engages prisoners in creative work, supporting postive mental health and personal resiliance.

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Made Visible - TopSharing Creativity for Challenging Times

An innovative inclusive Made Visible project by Pictora in partnership with 2Makeit.

These are challenging times that we are facing.  With the daily threat of coronavirus and the stress of self-islolation, what better time to explore our creativity through art, home based photography and the written word!

Sharing Creativity for Challenging Times is an opportunity to share your creativity to bring pleasure to others and be part of a wider Made Visible community.  

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS                                                         


Made Visible - Bottom

Made Visible - TopMade Visible Project: 2018 - 2019

Made Visible is an innovative new project designed by Pictora and supported by the Big Lottery, that builds prisoner, ex-offender and unemployed individuals’ employability skills, challenges the condition of Learned Helplessness (where due to past experiences the individual has learned to fail) and a lack of purpose in life.

Big Lottery       Arts Society  Open Door

Create 4 Life  

Did you miss the Create 4 Life Conference?

4th July @ The British Library, London

Attracting delegates from across the criminal justice sector and academia, the conference was packed with innovative ideas, that stimulated debate and networking.

Create 4 Life Conference - British Library, London

You can now access all the presentations here...

First 2020 Made Visible prison poetry contributions

Pictora are pleased to share the first 2020 Made Visible work from prisons.

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Made Visible


   Made Visible : Prison News

Pictora is proud to anounce that HMP Downview, HMP East Sutton Park, HMP Grendon and HMP Sprinhill, are new Made Visible partners.

Pictora is pleased to introduce the talent of a budding creative, Gianni Tascon.

Gianni has submitted some interesting art and video to the Made Visible - Coronavirus Project.  You can find Gianni's work on Made Visible Exhibition.  

A more detailed introduction to his photography can be found here.

Make sure you watch Gianni's first short film: AM I AN ARTIST?


Artist or Offender

On Friday 6th September 2019, the Directors of Pictora were pleased to present the Made Visible project to Fellows of the RSA In London.

European Commission

Pictoria is proud to have the work and outcomes of the Erasmus+ project Creativity, The Connected Economy and Offenders featured on the European Commissions EPALE blog:  CLICK HERE TO ACCESS

EPALE is the European Commissions Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe, for teachers, trainers, researchers, academics, policy makers and anyone else with a professional role in adult learning across Europe.

Create 4 Life - Erasmus+ project

Newsletters now available

Covering the mulitiplier conferences in Latvia, Lithuania,Portugal and the UK.

Pictora is pleased to confirm guest speakers from the Royal College of Art : Helen Hamlyn Centre of Design, at the Create 4 Life London conference on the 4th July at the British Library.

Book NOW for your FREE delegate place: Just email

Royal College of Art


Create 4 Life Conference - Lisbon

The Create 4 Life conference in Lisbon attacted a range of policy makers and professional working within the criminal justice sector and with marginalise community groups.

Social media module - Panevezy Conference

Prison Govenors and staff were fascinated by the Create 4 Life social media training module was presented at the Panevezy Conference. the website of the Erasmus+ project Creativity, The Connected Economy and Offenders, has been launched.

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