JAC Programs

The pARTner Project: a correspondence program connecting artists inside and outside of prison.

StoryShop: a collective of nonprofit professionals and formerly incarcerated artists and advocates working together. Our aim is to assist system-impacted artists in all media gain the professional development and financial education necessary to achieve personal agency and entrepreneurial empowerment.

JUSTstories: supports nonprofits, community organizations, and justice leaders in building capacity for impactful visual storytelling and content creation within their organizations.

Art + Agency: centering the experiences and leadership of artists with lived experience of incarceration in developing guiding principles intended to become the standard to which organizations, institutions, and individuals that exhibit, sell, and/or publish creative work by systems-impacted individuals hold themselves accountable.

CorrespondARTS: the first multidisciplinary distance learning arts program serving incarcerated women in Maryland.

ArtLinks: virtual and in person opportunities to view new work by incarcerated artists in JAC’s network and share your feedback, reflections, and encouragement with the artists.

ArtConnects: bi-monthly volunteer correspondence gatherings at our headquarters in Takoma Park for volunteers to assist us in responding to recently received art and mail from incarcerated artists.

Workshops: online learning opportunities facilitated by JAC network teaching artists + advocates.

Coalition building events: Zoom conferences and focus group meetings to advance arts engagement within the criminal legal system and amplify the voices of incarcerated artists.

Special Events: stay tuned for announcements about upcoming events!

Past JAC Events: view our events archive.

Art for a New Future: National Convening 2021: the JAC community came together for interactive and embodied art experiences, skill-sharing, and conversation.