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Rehabilitation Through the Arts (RTA)

Grants Awarded

Unrestricted Funding

Funding Type Unrestricted
Funding Total $400,000
Impact Area Arts and Culture, Equity and Justice
Years Funded 2015-2024

Rehabilitation Through the Arts (RTA) started at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in 1996 as a theater group to help incarcerated men write and perform a play about their lives. Today, RTA professional teaching artists lead theater, dance, music, writing and visual arts workshops for more than 200 men and women at six maximum and medium security NYS prisons. This grant provides general operating support to RTA and its mission to help people in prison develop critical life skills through the arts, modeling an approach to the justice system based on human dignity rather than punishment.