This Month We Are...
Stretch Digital with the ladies
Stretch Digital in the Art Room
Story Telling at Initiatives of Change
Banning Books
Current Project
After the success of the Stretch Story Box project and in direct response to an emerging need from the offending community we are luanching a new programme for the next 3 years with the aim of closing the 'digital divide' between prisoners and the rest of the community.
Digital story telling has been a real success and a really creative way to hear the true voice of the offending community. 
Nick Hardwick, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, in the report Through the Gateway writes:

“We can’t go on with prisons in a pre-internet dark age: inefficient, wasteful and leaving prisoners woefully unprepared for the real world they will face on release. I have not met one prison professional who does not think drastic change is needed.”
From The Archives
The aims of the project which took place with a group of male prisoners were to teach a range of photographic skills and included, exploring meaning within the photographic image  understanding visual language,learning to use both digital and analogue cameras and creating an exhibition at the end of the 6 workshops.
The workshops were centred round three exhibitions “Thinking the Unthinkable” at The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness”by Julian Germain at the Baltic Gallery and Zona by Carl de Keyzer at the Impressions Gallery, York.
Movie Vault
Our Team
Cheryl Clarke

Cheryl Clarke was a founding Trustee of  Stretch and has been a supporter since its inception. Cheryl runs her own business called Mushroom Media and provides advice for Carlotta and the team around public relations and business planning.

Greg McGee - Chair

"Being exposed to great art and carefully harnessing the skills in producing ones own art is all part of living a rich and constantly improving life."

Exhibiting art work at the Otley Courthouse

"Simon has really bought into the STRETCH award programme and has gained a massive amount in the areas of self esteem & personal progress. 

Simon's Keyworker
June 2012 "

Exhibiting art work at the Otley Courthouse

NIACE Evaluation Story Box September 2013

"We would like to thank you for the commitment to making the project a success. It is a delight to work with such a talented and professional organisation as yours"

NIACE Evaluation Story Box September 2013


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