Prison Creative Arts Project


1801 East Quad, 701 East University
Ann Arbor , MI48109
United States
Organization Type: 
Arts Organization
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The Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP) was founded in 1990 to collaborate with incarcerated adults, incarcerated youth, urban youth and the formerly incarcerated to strengthen community through creative expression. Housed in the University of Michigan’s Residential College, faculty and students have worked for over twenty years with community members, both in and outside prisons, to engage in workshops in theatre, dance, visual art, creative writing, slam poetry, and music. Annually, PCAP hosts one of the largest prisoner art exhibitions in the world and publishes a literary journal of writing by incarcerated authors. With arts programming and events year round, the organization serves as a creative hub for those with links to the criminal justice system.