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|March 19, 2015||Caitlin Fitzwater|
California arts organizations invited to help inmates develop life skills
Arts-in-Corrections programs can offer an array of performing, literary and visual arts disciplines, such as theater, music, creative writing, poetry, painting, drawing and sculpture.
The state's Arts-in-Corrections two-year pilot program is made possible by CDCR, which committed $2.5 million to add structured, contracted Arts-in-Corrections programs in selected state prisons. The program is administered by the California Arts Council. Both CDCR and the California Arts Council have a long history of providing arts programs in correctional facilities.
The California Arts Council is seeking providers beginning March 19, 2015. Interested arts organizations will be considered through an open Request for Proposal (RFP) process. Proposals must be received by May 12, 2015.
The California Arts Council and CDCR will conduct a webinar for interested parties on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 2 pm.
Click here to view a list of current service providers who were awarded contracts under year one of the Arts-in-Corrections pilot program.
For CDCR press inquires, contact Kristina Khokhobashvili at (916) 445-4950.
PHOTOS: View and download photo of past Arts-in-Corrections programs at this link.