Visions of Confinement is made possible by our project organizers Isaac Scott of The Confined Arts and Arden Sherman, Curator, Hunter College East Harlem Gallery with Alana Hernandez, Lazarus Curatorial Fellow, Hunter College East Harlem Gallery.
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Our summer educational lounge is also made possible by the following exhibiting collaborators:


The Confined Arts

The Confined Arts 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 … Continue reading The Confined Arts

Art and Resistance Through Education (ARTE)

ARTE is an organization that uses art, design, and technology to empower young people to develop creative solutions and bring awareness to local and global human rights challenges, fostering leadership opportunities to train and organize other young people in their own communities. In this work, ARTE remains at the intersection of community organizing, democratic participation and global … Continue reading Art and Resistance Through Education (ARTE)

Die Jim Crow

Die Jim Crow is a concept album LP which is in production. The album is written and performed by formerly and currently incarcerated black singers and songwriters from across the country. The album title is inspired by Michelle Alexander’s book “The New Jim Crow”, which equates the U$ prison system to a modern day racial … Continue reading Die Jim Crow

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Carnegie Hall’s Lullaby Project

The Lullaby Project, part of Carnegie Hall’s Musical Connections program, creates musical experiences for pregnant women and new mothers in their teenage years or who are facing challenging circumstances such as homelessness or incarceration. The project invites participants to work with professional artists to write a personal lullaby for their babies, strengthening the bond between … Continue reading Carnegie Hall’s Lullaby Project

Write to Matter

WRITE TO MATTER is a social enterprise whose mission is to nurture relationships and create opportunity for people who matter. WRITE TO MATTER is our response to the mass incarceration crisis that impacts people, families and communities. Over 2 million people are currently incarcerated in the United States.  We are proud to offer a line of … Continue reading Write to Matter

Artistic Noise

Artistic Noise exists to bring the freedom and power of artistic practice to young people who are incarcerated, on probation, or otherwise involved in the justice system. Through visual arts and entrepreneurship programs in Massachusetts and New York, our participants give voice to their experiences, build community through collaborative projects, and learn valuable life and … Continue reading Artistic Noise

Incorrigibles Project

Incorrigibles is a transmedia project that tells the stories of ‘incorrigible’ girls in New York State over the last 100 years. Drawing on the personal narratives of incarcerated young women, the work investigates juvenile justice and social services for young women. Archival documents from the New York State Training School for Girls (1904-1975); accounts of … Continue reading Incorrigibles Project

Love Thyself First

Love Thyself First is a woman’s wellness program centered around self love and mental health advocacy. As a program LTF fosters women’s psychological and spiritual growth through the arts. LTF’S mission is to eliminate insensitive stigmas commonly associated with mental illness as well as encourage self-love by: Educating women about the importance of not being afraid … Continue reading Love Thyself First

Mariposa and the Saint

Julia and Mariposa met in 2005 when Julia was a volunteer with the California Coalition for Women Prisoners (CCWP), and have stayed in contact ever since. In 2012 when Mariposa was given a 15-month SHU term (solitary confinement), they decided to work on a creative project together. When a person is sentenced to the SHU … Continue reading Mariposa and the Saint

National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls

The National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls (NCIFIWG) held its first organizing meeting in New York City on December 2015. Since then, the Council has convened organizing meetings in New York City, Atlantic City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and on Washington, DC. Thousands of formerly incarcerated women and girls have participated in the … Continue reading National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls

The Ladies of Hope Ministries

Topeka K. Sam is the founder of The Ladies of Hope Ministries (LOHM), a program of The Eleanor Moody-Shepherd (EMSRC) Resource Center for Women in Ministry @ New York Theological Seminary (NYTS). The mission of The LOHM is to help disenfranchised & marginalized women transition back into society through education, empowerment, spiritual development & the development of a … Continue reading The Ladies of Hope Ministries