California Arts Council
The mission of the California Arts Council, a state agency, is to advance California through the arts and creativity.
The Arts in Corrections program is deeply tied to the California Arts Council’s belief in the power of the arts to inspire change, transformation, and growth. With each arts engagement comes a new opportunity to tap an individual’s creativity, illustrate their potential, and strengthen resolve.
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
CDCR enhances public safety through safe and secure incarceration of offenders, effective parole supervision, and rehabilitative strategies to successfully reintegrate offenders into our communities.
The goal of the Arts in Corrections program is to expose offenders to courses where they can express themselves therapeutically through drawing, writing, dancing, poetry, acting, and other artistic methods.