Our Mission

Arts in Prison uses the arts to inspire positive change in the incarcerated, to reduce recidivism, and to reconnect ex-offenders with their communities.

Our Core Beliefs

• We believe that it is possible for inmates to change their lives;

• We believe that in addition to new skills and attitudes, offenders need an inclusive, non-judgmental atmosphere in order to change;

• We believe that involving trained community volunteers delivering arts classes and programs provides effective mentoring that helps offenders shape their behavior patterns;

• We believe that powerful experiences through various art forms can help transform the thinking and aspirations of offenders, volunteers and community.