Just because someone is in prison, their talents are not diminished. In fact, there may be an element that increases their talents because they may not have as many distractions while they are incarcerated as on the outside.
You would be amazed at the talent that is confined within our prison systems. At the Prison Art Coalition, inmates talents are celebrated. On this site you can different types of art, all created by incarcerated men and women.
Established in 2008, the Prison Arts Coalition (PAC) (theprisonartscoalition.com)serves as a national network for prison arts in the United States. Through extensive online outreach and organizing, PAC provides support, information, and partnership opportunities within the American prison arts sector. As an advisory body, PAC provides ongoing, personalized guidance to people who are working to develop arts programs or looking to support incarcerated and formerly incarcerated artists. As a resource, PAC compiles publications, artistic works, research, events, and job postings to share with the public. One of PAC’s most notable resources is a list of prison arts programs around the country, organized by state and region. As a coalition, PAC brings together a consortium of artists, organizations, facilities, students, researchers, and prison arts supporters to build collaboration and strengthen partnership.
As indicated on their blog: This space provides an opportunity to highlight artwork by men and women in prison, former prisoners, and artists working around the criminal justice system. This includes visual art images, writing, audio files, and videos.
Do yourself a favor and take a look!