Prison Creative Arts Project Image Archive
The Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners has displayed over 5,500 works of visual art on campus in the eighteen years of its history. The Prison Creative Arts Project wants to create a digital archive to store images of each piece of art we have exhibited. Public availability of each image will be determined by the types of permissions we have from each incarcerated artist. The database should be searchable by many different criteria, including name of the artist, artistic media, and year the work was exhibited.
Janie Paul, a major collaborator on this project who is ineligble for MCubed money because her department (Art & Design) has no more MCubed slots, has been one of the curators of the exhibition since its founding. In the 2013-2014 school year, she holds a faculty fellowship from Michigan's Institute for the Humanities to begin a book on the art.
Interdisciplinary research initiative supported by the Humanities Collaboratory to expand the scope and functionality of our database and to collaborate with others who are also researching policing, confinement, and life after incarceration
Located at: http://pcapdatabase.lsa.umich.edu/