Community-Based Outreach Program


Project Alice beliefs: 

  • We believe in the capacity of art to expand and make a difference in how we see ourselves and the world around us.

  • We believe in the capacity of art to change lives for the better.

  • We believe that every individual is vital and every voice matters.

Project Alice is a volunteer community outreach program dedicated to creating safe spaces to express and form a community for individuals who are formerly incarcerated or otherwise system impacted. Project Alice also promotes inclusiveness for all to be creative and connect with one another through monthly painting, drawing, creative writing and performance art workshops. ​


Project Alice is inspired by Alice Buckley, longtime volunteer to youth in detention and supporter of Prison Arts Collective. In 2019, it was co-organized and led by Arts in Correction alumni, Wendy Staggs, PAC board member, and Stan Hunter, PAC lead teaching fellow. In 2020, an advisory group formed with Wendy, Stan, along with Advisory Board members and volunteers. We hope to create space for Project Alice with each chapter of Prison Arts Collective and expand this project nationwide.


For more information or to volunteer, please reach out to:

Stan Hunter, PAC Alumnus, Teaching Artist

Wendy Staggs, PAC AlumnusAdvisory Board member

In Loving Memory of
Alice Buckley

Photos Courtesy of Peter Merts

About Us

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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