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Prison Creative Arts Project

Recent News

Painting dreams and transforming reality

Check out the power of arts as a sustaining force for Martin Vargas, who spent 45 years in prison

MCACA Award Supports 24th Annual Exhibition

PCAP awarded $22,635 to support the 24th Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners


The Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP) brings those impacted by the justice system and the University of Michigan Community into artistic collaboration for mutual learning and growth. We are a program of the LSA Residential College. Founded in 1990 with a single theatre workshop, PCAP has grown to include courses, exhibits, publications, arts programming, and events that reach thousands of people each year.



We strive to support the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts on the front lines of learning and research; to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this, LSA needs you—because the world needs Victors.