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Arts in Corrections: Reframing the Landscape of Justice

  • Monday, June 24, 2019
  • 8:00 AM
  • Friday, June 28, 2019
  • 6:00 PM
  • Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053-0460


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Saves $125
  • Save $50

Refund policy: 50% refund will be given if canceled by June 1, 2019. No refunds will be available after June 1, 2019.
Registration is closed

This national conference will provide professional development opportunities for artists who work in correctional institutions at all levels and best practices for arts administrators who would like to learn how to implement and manage these programs


*Friday trip to Alcatraz is currently at capacity. If you are interested in joining the wait list, please email

Participants in this conference will have opportunities to

  • Share best practices in program development and curriculum design
  • Learn about current research models, including evaluation and documentation
  • Develop opportunities to collaborate with justice reform advocates in different states and nationally
  • Participate in workshops showcasing exemplary programs for juveniles and adults, as well as restorative justice and re-entry models
  • Learn how to build public awareness and enhance programmatic sustainability
  • Participate in art classes in various disciplines taught by master artists
  • Future IDs Exhibition and Prison Arts Collective Workshops at Alcatraz Island 

(*Friday trip to Alcatraz Island is currently at capacity. To be added to the waitlist, please email

    * Monday, June 24th is reserved as a pre-conference training day for arts providers   and contractors teaching in the CA State Prison System

    Confirmed Speakers and Master Artists include:

    Kathleen AllisonCalifornia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation; Jimmy Santiago Baca, Artist-in-Residence; Julie Baker, Californians for the Arts; Beth Bienvenu, National Endowment for the Arts; Russell Craig and Dawan Williams, Mural Arts Philadelphia; Jessica Bogic and Jacqui Norton, De Montfort University, UK; Jack BowersLaurie BrooksWayne CookTim Fitzmaurice and Carol Newborg, the William James Association; Meagan CorradoStoriez Trauma Narratives / Bryn Mawr College; Anne Bown-Crawford, Ayanna KiburiMariana Moscoso and Andrea Porras, California Arts Council; Larry Brewster, University of San Francisco; Dameion Brown and Lesley Currier, Marin Shakespeare Company; Annie Buckley, California State University - San Bernardino; Kathryn Carner, The Actors’ Gang; Laura Caulfield, University of Wolverhampton, UK; Lilia Chavez, Fresno Arts Council; Bill Cleveland, Center for the Study of Art and Community; Mary Cohen, University of Iowa; Antonio Delfino, Alliance for California Traditional Arts; Diana CerveraKyle Kate Dudley, Dina HowardJody Prunier and Alma Robinson, California Lawyers for the Arts; David Fisher, Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs; Nicole Fleetwood, Rutgers University; Mandy Gardner and Grady Hillman, Southwest Correctional Arts Network / Prison Arts Resource Project;  Jessie Glover, Ohio Prison Arts Connection; Allia Griffin and Raymond Plaza, Santa Clara University; Beverly Iseghohi, Urban League of Greater Atlanta; Wendy Jason, the Justice Arts Coalition; Rhodessa JonesIdris Ackamoor and Felicia Scaggs, The Medea Project / Cultural Odyssey; Erin Kerrison, University of California - Berkeley; Benjamin Kimes, Lowenstein Sandler LLP; Inga Khavkina and Bruno LavoléPoirier Films; Asia Johnson and Stina PerkinsPrison Creative Arts Program (PCAP), University of Michigan; Elida Ledesma, Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network; Linda Litteral and Laura Pecenco, Project PAINT; Heather Martin,Youth Arts Alliance; Susan Mason, What's Next Washington; Gene MenerayThe Ella Project / Louisiana State Arts CouncilPeter MertsLorraine Moller, Rehabilitation Through the Arts / John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Erik Metzger, Nvidia; Charles Moore, Rehabilitation Through the Arts; Bianca Neal, ReRoute Music Group; Dorsey Nunn, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children / All of Us or None; Meade Palidofsky and Ozivell Ecford, Storycatchers Theatre; Carien Quiroga, Artivate;  Gregory Sale, Arizona State University; Jarred Small, Ohio Arts Council; Mark Stone, California State AssemblymemberCurt L. Tofteland, Shakespeare Behind Bars; Sara Trail, Five Keys Charter / Social Justice Sewing Academy; Ella Turenne, Occidental College / Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program; Amir Whitaker, ACLU - Southern California; Joe Voss, Lawyers for the Creative Economy

    Linocut print by Samuel Marquez, Gary Harrell, and Katya McCulloch, San Quentin Printmakers 

    Contractors in the California Arts Council state prison arts program should contact their providers to register. 

    Staff affiliated with local and state arts agencies throughout the United States should contact CLA conference staff for special discounts available through NEA funding. 

    Download Registration Form PDF HERE

    For scholarship information, please contact conference staff at:  or (415) 775-7200 x 101




    Conference Registration: 

    • $375 Early Bird:  May 1 - May 31, 2019
    • $425 Standard Registration: June 1 - June 17, 2019


    **Campus Housing Accommodations are at FULL CAPACITY. Please email aic@calawyersforthearts if you wish to be added to the waitlist.** 

    Santa Clara University, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, blends high-tech innovation with a social consciousness grounded in the Jesuit educational tradition. The university's campus surrounds the historic Mission Santa Clara de Asis which traces its founding to 1776.

    (please note: housing registration will close one week before event on June 17, 2019)

    Cost for accommodations at Santa Clara University, include meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner or buffet reception)

    Participants will be placed in either a single room with bathroom or a shared two bedroom suite, subject to availability.

    • 6 Nights: $590.00
    • 5 Nights: $495.00
    • 4 Nights: $400.00
    • 3 Nights: $305.00
    • 2 Nights: $210.00
    • 1 Night: $115.00
    Commuter meal plan (for those not staying on campus) includes breakfast, lunch and dinner or buffet reception.
    • 5 Day Commuter Meal Plan: $170.00
    • 4 Day Commuter Meal Plan: $136.00 
    • 3 Day Commuter Meal Plan: $102.00
    • 2 Day Commuter Meal Plan: $68.00
    • 1 Day Commuter Meal Plan: $34.00 

    The SCU campus is conveniently close to San Jose Airport. Campus housing will be available with advanced registration.

    Refund policy: 50% refund will be given if canceled by June 1, 2019. No refunds will be available after June 1, 2019





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