Rideout (Creative Arts for Rehabilitation) was established in 1999 in order to develop innovative, arts-based approaches to working with prisoners and staff within U.K. prisons. We’ve retained a special emphasis on working in the Midlands where the company is based. The prisons where we’ve worked most extensively are HMPYOI Swinfen Hall, HMP Birmingham and HMP Dovegate, each of which have hosted a number of programmes. This prison-bound work has additionally extended to encompass national issues of prison and criminal justice reform.
Since 2014 our portfolio has diversified to also include work with non-offending populations, especially autistic adults and/or adults with mild learning disabilities who live in the North Staffordshire region.