The pARTner project

The pARTner project is a collaborative effort between The Prison Arts Coalition and Prisoner Express that provides artists on the outside an opportunity to foster connection with artists in prison through letter correspondence and the exchange of creative works. Unlike typical penpal programs, the pARTner project’s focus on the arts provides an immediate point of connection — a common ground shared by all who have felt the power of creative expression in shaping who we are, how we see the world around us, and how we see ourselves. For those participating in the pARTner project, art and creativity become the catalyst for mutual support, encouragement, and inspiration. The pARTner project invites artists and individuals with a working interest in/passion for the arts who are interested in being paired with an artist in prison to use the embedded form below to register. Once registered, you will be contacted by a pARTner project administrator who can respond to any questions you might have and provide you with information about your pARTner, along with their mailing address. We encourage you to read through our FAQ before signing up.

If you know someone in prison who might like to participate, please mail them this registration form.