Arts in Prison



Arts in Prison provides life changing programs, using art as a medium, in prisons and detention centers in Kansas and Missouri so that participants are better equipped to be successful when they re-enter our communities. Practicing art in a group setting fosters personal characteristics which can reduce risk in the areas of leisure/recreation and attitude, 2 of the 10 needs areas of concern for re-entering offenders. Having positive, safe activities to pass the time supports positive thinking habits and behaviors. Positive thinking can interrupt patterns of criminal behaviors. Arts in Prison’s goals of increased self awareness, improved ability to work collaboratively, increased ability to practice empathy and increased cognitive thinking. Create a new reality for inmates as they prepare to return home.


CONTACT: | (913) 403-0229