South Central

Please note: The Prison Arts Coalition does not offer any programs. The following are independent prison arts programs we have identified in this region. To learn more about the programs below, please contact the programs directly. 

Oklahoma

  1. ArtsAloud-OSU at the John Lilley Correctional Complex, Jodi Jinks, jodi.jinks@okstate.edu, 405.744.3826
  2. Louder Than a Bomb – Tulsa Kent W. Martin, Program Coordinator, kmartin@ahct.org, 310 600 7099

Texas

  1. Center for Community Arts Texas State University – San Marcos
  2. Blackout Arts Collective houston@blackoutartscollective.com
  3. Prison Dharma Network  Miksang contemplative photography, info@prisondharmanetwork.org
  4. Voices Behind Walls Lee Rhyanes, voicesbehindwalls@gmail.com
  5. Truth Be Told: Exploring Creativity Peggy Lamb, peggy.lamb@sbcglobal.net
  6. Arts Field Trips for ProbationersState District Judge Bill Moody
  7. Children’s Prison Arts Project Birgit Walker, childrensprisonart@sbcglobal.net, 713.520.7661

Arkansas

  1. The Northwest Arkansas Prison Story Project 479-871-4875, prisonstoryproject@gmail.com

Louisiana

  1. ArtSpot Productions – LCIW Drama Club 504.826.7783, info@artspotproductions.org
  2. Louisiana State Prison at Angola Arts and Crafts Festival at Angola Rodeo
  3. Blackout Arts Collective (504) 339- 3154, neworleans@blackoutartscollective.com
  4. Music Program at Angola Prison Rita Chiarelli, mail@ritachiarelli.com 

Kentucky

  1. Shakespeare Behind Bars, Curt L. Tofteland, curt@shakespearebehindbars.org
  2. Calls from Home Radio Program Sylvia Ryerson, sylvia@appalshop.org
  3. Bars to Walls exhibition Kathy Solomon, 502-727-7368, chava31@aol.com
  4. Northpoint Plays northpointplays@gmail.com

Tennessee

  1.  Prison Art Project Michael McBride, 615-963-7483, mmcbride@tnstate.edu
  2. LIFE Program Richard Goode, richard.goode@lipscomb.edu 
  3. Reading and discussion group at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution, Lisa Guenther, lisa.guenther@vanderbilt.edu, 615-322-7332

Mississippi

  1. The Core Arts Initiative Allison Winstead, 601-359-6546, awinstead@arts.ms.gov

Alabama

  1. The Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project  Kyes Stevens, stevemk@auburn.edu
 
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