Join Us:

We welcome anyone interested in our work to reach out to us and see how you can become involved. Whether giving a guest artist talk, supporting our program by purchasing a book or artwork, and applying to become a volunteer or staff member, we have many opportunities to suit your talents!

In this section, you can find resources for current and interested students, staff, and volunteers, including a volunteer application and links to current staff openings. You can also learn how to support our work and contact us for information.

Our growth is organic by design and we welcome ideas, partnerships, and collaborations as we continue to evolve to meet the needs and interests of our institutional and community partners and the many individuals that we have the opportunity to work with each week.


Support Us:

DONATE TODAY: Your gift enables us to provide vital arts programming to thousands of individuals inside CA state prisons. Donations to Prison Arts Collective are tax-deductible. Click here to make a secure online donation.


EMPLOYER MATCH: Your company might match your donation to PAC. When you make an online donation, you will have the option to search and select your employer right from the donation page.

All gifts to Prison Arts Collective are administered by The Campanile Foundation, a 501(c)(3) auxiliary organization of San Diego State University.

The Tax I.D. number is 33-0868418.

Please contact if you would like to learn more about donating to PAC. 

In-Kind Support:

ART SUPPLIES: Gift cards allow our Teaching Artists to purchase supplies throughout the year. Blick has many locations near our programs, and cards can be purchased conveniently here. We also welcome donations of new and gently used art supplies.


PUBLICATIONS: We welcome donations of new or gently used (no writing inside) art books, publications, magazines and journals. 

TEXTBOOKS: We are currently accepting donations of the following textbooks: Launching the Imagination, 4th or 5th edition by Mary Stewart, and Understanding Art, 10th edition by Lois Fichner-Rathus.
Your book donation will enable Teaching Artists and incarcerated artists to expand their understanding of art.


Please contact to make in-kind donation arrangements.


Photos by Peter Merts