Author(s): Gibbons, Jacqueline A.
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1996

The arts produced within women's prisons offer a look at creativity from a particular viewpoint that is outside the usual structure of art markets and traditional legitimizing art structures (Peterson 1976, 10-11). Creative work in a nonvoluntary context presents unique delineations, descriptions, and/or transformations of meaning. The personal relations inside the prison institution can be facilitators or inhibitors of creativity for women on the inside.

Author(s): Tucson Pima Arts Council
Date of Publication: 2013

This report serves as a point of entry into creative placemaking as deļ¬ned and supported by the Tucson Pima Arts Council’s PLACE Initiative. To assess how and to what degree the PLACE projects were helping to transform communities, TPAC was asked by the Kresge Foundation to undertake a comprehensive evaluation. This involved discussion with stakeholders about support mechanisms, professional development, investment, and impact of the PLACE Initiative in Tucson, Arizona, and the Southwest regionally and the gathering of qualitative and quantitative data to develop indicators and method

Author(s): Palmer Wolf, Dennie and Holochwost, Steven
Date of Publication: 2014

"...the work reported here suggests that activities like ensemble music-making may allow youth to discover and act on their strengths. As one choir member admitted, 'I had fear in my heart, but I had to sing through it.' Correspondingly, it is time for cultural oranizations and researchers to match that bravery by developing robust strength-based programs, along with the research designs and measures that will help to articualte if, why, and under what conditions arts recognize, build, and sustain young people's talents and resources" (Palmer Wolf & Holochwost

Author(s): Wolf, Lea and Wolk, Dennie
Date of Publication: 2012

This exploratory paper, May the Songs I Have Written Speak for Me: An Exploration of the Potential of Music in Juvenile Justice, sets out to answer the question, “What is the potential of music in the lives of court-involved youth?” Written by WolfBrown in partnership with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, the paper is a major investigation of the potential of music to make contributions to the lives of young people in juvenile justice settings, building on the current work of many of the institutions committed to these young people.

Author(s): Tannenbaum, Judith
Date of Publication: June 2, 2015

Excerpted from Arts & America: Arts, Culture, and the Future of America’s Communities. This essay looks at changes in the American prison system and the role that the arts may play in positively impacting those changes over the next 10–15 years. The