Arts In Corrections

Program Information

Arts In Corrections (AIC) is a program that allows incarcerated individuals to create self-awareness through visual, literary, media, performing, and folk and traditional art opportunities. AIC is a partnership between the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and the California Arts Council, designed to prepare incarcerated individuals success upon release, enhance rehabilitative goals, and improve the safety and environment of CDCR institutions. AIC programs are led by professional artists and specialized organizations, focusing on topics used for strengthening rehabilitation. The goal of AIC is to expose incarcerated individuals to classes where they can express themselves therapeutically through drawing, creative writing, dance, poetry, theater, and other artistic methods.


Available at all CDCR institutions.

Program Length

Varies by program, institution, and contractor.


Programming is voluntary; workshop eligibility and enrollment varies by institution.

AIC Contact Information

(916) 324-7029