We believe that the California State University system is uniquely positioned to provide substantive integrated arts programming in our local communities. With that in mind, we are partnering with additional CSU campuses to expand our Prison Arts Collective project to additional correctional institutions across the state.

In Fall 2019, PAC headquarters moved from CSU San Bernardino to San Diego State University. We offer weekly programming at California State Prison, Los Angeles County (LAC) and provide guest artist workshops at Ironwood State Prison (ISP) and Chuckawalla Valley State Prison (CVSP). We also have monthly mentor visits for the Art Facilitators in Calipatria State Prison (CAL). In Spring 2020, we will offer multidisciplinary arts programming at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility (RJD).

The San Bernardino chapter continues to offer programming at California Institution for Men (CIM), California Institution for Women (CIW), and California Rehabilitation Center (CRC).


In early 2018, we began collaborating with CSU Fresno, who would provide arts programming to the Central region of California. They teach at the California State Prison, Corcoran (COR) and provide guest artist workshops to the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Corcoran (SATF). In spring of 2019, CSU Fresno's PAC began teaching in two more local prisons; Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF) and Valley State Prison (VSP).

For more information on how to connect with or create a chapter of the Prison Arts Collective, contact Annie Buckley at anniebuckleypac@gmail.com




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The Prison Arts Collective works to expand access to the transformative power of the arts through collaboration and mutual learning that supports the development of self-expression, reflection, communication, and empathy through providing multidisciplinary arts programming in correctional institutions.

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