20th Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners
March 25-April 8, 2015. Click to download the full list of events.

Opening Night Gallery Tours

Opening Night Gallery Tours
Join PCAP curators for a 15-minute tour of the gallery from 5-7pm. Tours are free, but registration is required.


Bring Our Loved Ones Home
Emily Harris, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. March 27, 5pm, Duderstadt Gallery


PCAP Associates Panel
Panelists include PCAP alums working in social justice. March 28, 10am, Duderstadt Gallery


Artist Panel
Artists discuss creating art inside and outside of prison. March 29, 11am, Duderstadt Gallery


Book Release and Reading
Michigan Review of Prisoner Creative Writing, Volume 7. March 29, 3pm, Art & Architecture Auditorium


Restorative Justice and the Arts
Ashley Lucas and Shaka Senghor, PCAP. March 31, 6pm, Space 2435 North Quad


Changing Lives through the Power of Music
Wayne and Margaret Kramer, Jail Guitar Doors USA. April 7, 7pm, Duderstadt Gallery

AAFF slideshow

Ann Arbor Film Festival
Ann Arbor Film Festival

Welcome to the Prison Creative Arts Project

The Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP) was founded in 1990 with the mission to collaborate with incarcerated adults, incarcerated youth, urban youth and the formerly incarcerated to strengthen our community through creative expression. Housed in the University of Michigan’s Residential College, faculty and students work with community members both inside and outside prisons to engage in workshops in theatre, dance, visual art, creative writing, slam poetry, and music. Annually, PCAP hosts one of the largest prisoner art exhibitions in the world and publishes a literary journal of writing by incarcerated authors. With arts programming and events year round, the organization serves as a creative hub for those with links to the criminal justice system, community volunteers, faculty, students, and university staff.

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