KIN is an arts collective, facilitated by Vox Liminis in partnership with Families Outside. Each member of KIN has lived experience of the imprisonment of a parent or sibling. Over the last year, KIN has evolved from an ambitious idea to a close-knit group of 16-25 year olds, committed to making art inspired by their lives, and opening up the conversation about family imprisonment in Scotland.
When a young person is disconnected from both their family and society, there is a responsibility to address our own roles in this isolation; the art of KIN aims to draw us in to the experience, and send us out to make a difference.
Each member of KIN has our own experience, our own reflections and our own
hopes for the future – for ourselves and wider society. By creating art that is informed and inspired by our experiences, we hope to engage a wide variety of audiences in thinking, discussing and creating together to shed new light on an issue that affects many young people in the country, but is so often unspoken, unseen and unknown. Come with us as we go deeper and further into this issue, creating art that stimulates thought and is a catalyst for change.
KIN is a partnership between Vox Liminis and Families Outside. Please visit the Families Outside Website for more information on the important work they carry out with families of those in prison.
The KIN team collaborate with specialist artists from many different mediums to create artworks and resources to speak out about what it means to lose a family member to the prison system. During the year the KIN team are supported to travel across the country to meet together for residential weekends and day meets where they collaborate as an artistic collective. So far we have collaborated with writers, documentary makers, illustrators and theatre professionals. There are already 8 young adults who have experienced familial imprisonment in the team but we are still looking for a few more members to join us.
So if you know of anyone or anyone who might know someone interested in this project please don’t hesitate to contact the KIN Project Worker Rosie at please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or directly by phone on 07903415037
Here’s some things the KIN team have said:
“This has been different to any other day in my 17 years.”
“We don’t talk about this at home”
“It’s something that’s part of me but it’s not what defines me”
Download our poster here.