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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. A program of the Residential College, PCAP uses creative expression to engage U-M students in social justice work throughout Michigan. Students develop leadership skills through a rigorous curriculum and by facilitating a visual art, theater, or creative writing workshop that will culminate in a final performance, reading, exhibition, or artistic portfolio by the youth and adults PCAP seeks to serve.
Support, both endowed and annual, is always needed. Gifts of any amount are appreciated.
PCAP's Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners sheds light on the talents found behind prison walls and encourages the public to take a second look, inspiring dialogue and awareness. Now in its nineteenth year, this nationally recognized show has grown to be the largest exhibition of prisoner art in the country. Despite limited resources, artists create work in a rich range of styles, mediums and themes. Student volunteers are involved with every aspect of the show including selecting artwork, planning special events, and providing guided tours.
Support is needed for artwork preparation, postage, money orders, speaker fees, travel expenses, and venue rental. It doesn't take a large gift to make an impact.
$500,000 endowed / $25,000 annually
Support is needed for special presentations, equipment and supplies, venue rental, campus visits for high school workshop participants, and publication costs. It doesn't take a large gift to make an impact.
Staffing support includes program coordinator salaries, stipends for our artistic mentoring program participants and volunteers, honoraria for guest speakers and conference presenters, and mileage reimbursement for volunteers and program participants. It doesn't take a large gift to make an impact.
$1M endowed / $50,000 annually
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