Space in Prison for the Arts and Creative Expression

ABOUT 

In an environment with limited opportunities for individual expression and artistic exploration, Space in Prison for the Arts and Creative Expression (SPACE) provides inmates with a rare forum for critical engagement and creative thought.  Working in teams of two or three, Brown students design and lead weekly workshops that emphasize participation, performance, play, collaboration, reflection, skill-building and creative expression within a safe and constructive space.  For inmates who wish to showcase their work, SPACE publishes an annual collection of inmate art and writing and hosts a Gala exhibition open to the community.  In addition to granting inmates a sense of ownership and pride, these productions give voice to traditionally silenced members of society.

WEBSITE: brown.edu/academics/college/special-programs/public-service/community-programs/arts/space-prison-arts-and-creative-expression-space

CONTACT:

Men's SPACE: james_marsicano@brown.edu

Women's SPACE: charise_morris@brown.edu