Our Guest Artist & Scholar program is one of the ways the Prison Arts Collective is truly unique among other Arts in Corrections programs. We invite professional artists and experienced scholars to share their work in our weekly programs at state prisons. Guest artists are selected for their advanced professional training, current and past professional experience, and willingness to give back to the participants. Bringing in professionals from the art world as guest artists, writers, curators, and scholars to share their valuable knowledge with our participants enhances the Prison Arts Collective curriculum tremendously.
For each guest artist, we bring together an audience of participants and ask the guest to share their art and/or a special topic. These events are well attended and popular, giving participants the opportunity to learn from others in the field and gain a first-hand look at a variety of contemporary practices.
We are constantly seeking out new and fresh artists, year after year to share their work and interact with our participants. Without our guest artists our participants would not get to engage with contemporary art.
The following artists and scholars have donated their time and energy to share their work with the incarcerated participants in our program.
GUEST ARTISTS & SCHOLARS
Photos by Peter Merts