Public Humanities Initiative

The Confined Arts: Art Exhibition and Conference

Friday, December 4, 2015 - Sunday, December 6, 2015  9:00am The Heyman Center, Common Room, Second Floor


Free and open to the public

Photo ID required for entry

Image credit by Isaac Scott

This 3rd edition of The Confined Arts (TCA) will be a 40-day art exhibition launched at an opening weekend consisting of art, poetry, motivational speaking, panel discussions, a promotional screening, hands-on workshops, and more.

TCA is a platform to illustrate and showcase the talents of currently and formerly incarcerated creative voices. We are creative voices that speak through our visual art, performing art, poetry, and music. We speak as creative voices in order to abolish the inhuman narratives and socially degrading stigmas that are used to describe our past experiences and limit our futures. We’ve set out to establish new empathic narratives about who we are. The TCA platform is also open to those artists who work in or around jails and prisons, or are in other ways linked to the issue of mass incarceration. TCA is also home to artists who have been affected by mass incarceration due to the imprisonment of a friend or family member.


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