Art + Action Intensive: Addressing Mass Incarceration Through the Arts
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Saturday, March 3 / 1:00 – 6:00 pm
280 Broadway / $25
This experiential intensive will share two established arts-based workshop models, designed for currently incarcerated and previously incarcerated populations. This is a rare opportunity for artists interested in expanding their social justice practice to learn, in community, from two intrepid thought leaders: Pat Graney and Rehabilitation Through the Arts (RTA).
1:00 – 3:00 pm: Workshop with Pat Graney: Keeping the Faith/The Prison Project
Keeping the Faith/The Prison Project is an arts-based residency program that features dance, expository writing and visual arts, and culminates in performances. This project has been conducted at numerous centers and schools across the country and is one of the longest-running prison arts programs in the US.
3:00 – 3:20 pm: Break/Reflection
3:20 – 5:20 pm: Workshop with Rehabilitation Through the Arts (RTA)
RTA’s mission is to use the transformative power of the arts to develop social and cognitive skills that prisoners need for productive lives inside prison and successful reintegration into the community. For more than 20 years, RTA has also raised public awareness of the humanity behind prison walls.
Art + Action Intensives offer the unique opportunity to address different social issues using an arts and movement focus. These intensives are open to any artist looking to expand their practice and learn in-depth ways to take action in their communities and beyond.