The Prison Arts Collective is a project of California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) Community-based Art (CBA), an initiative dedicated to expanding access to art at sites that would not otherwise have access to it. CBA is founded and directed by artist/writer and associate professor of Visual Studies, Annie Buckley, in collaboration with students, alumni, and volunteer artists and writers. The Prison Arts Collective is a project of CBA dedicated to facilitating art in local prisons and supporting further collaborations between the state university and prison systems. This project is supported by Arts in Corrections, an initiative of California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the California Arts Council.
CSUSB Community-based Art is dedicated to facilitating art throughout the local community at sites that would not otherwise have access to it, including after school programs for at-risk children, shelters for youth, low-income housing for seniors, and correctional facilities including state prisons, the CSUSB Reentry Center, and County Probation. On campus, students learn about the social, cultural, and economic barriers to access to art. On site, students, alumni, and volunteers shift the paradigm by facilitating art with populations that are vulnerable and at-risk.
For information, contact Professor Annie Buckley firstname.lastname@example.org.