Rehabilitation Through the Arts



RTA was founded in Sing Sing in 1996. Today, we work in five New York State prisons with innovative programs in theatre, dance, creative writing, voice and visual art. Today, RTA operates in five New York State maximum and medium security, men’s and women’s prisons, with programs in theatre, creative writing, music, voice, visual arts and the only modern dance program in a men’s prison. RTA uses the arts to develop critical social and cognitive skills that act as a springboard to education, family relationships and ultimately, successful re-integration into community life. RTA recently launched two initiatives outside of prison: Youth Empowerment Through The Arts – a theatre program for at-risk youth, and Creative Space, a monthly meeting to support the ongoing creative journey of RTA alumni.


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