Justice Arts Coalition

national network & resource for those creating art in & around the criminal legal system

Grantee Cohort Spring 2021

Location National

Justice Arts Coalition is a national network that unites teaching artists, arts advocates and currently and formerly incarcerated artists in harnessing the transformative power of the arts to reimagine justice. It increases teaching-artists’ collective efficacy and capacity to implement arts programs, including those centering restorative and transformative justice practices, in and around prisons.

Its partnership with Art for Justice will help the Coalition expand, adapt and improve programs and services. The Coalition’s goal is to foster an ongoing community of artists and advocates working to end mass incarceration, center the voices of formerly incarcerated and currently incarcerated artists in conversation around criminal legal reform and shift the narrative around incarceration by creating opportunities for the broader public to encounter the work of currently and formerly incarcerated artists.