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Mission & Core Values

One Forgotten Part by Thomas Gordon, mixed media 2017


The Prison Creative Arts Project brings those impacted by the justice system together with the University of Michigan community for artistic collaboration, mutual learning, and growth.

Core Values

  • We believe everyone has the capacity to create art.
  • We place human connection at the center of our process.
  • We join with community partners in the movement toward social justice through the arts.
  • We welcome all people who wish to join PCAP’s work into our community at the University of Michigan.
  • We recognize the power of diversity and of intersection between different parts of society to create learning opportunities.
  • We celebrate artists, writers, and performers at all skill levels and provide support for artistic growth.