Public Events & Productions

Connecting Communities

DU PAI, in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC), connects incarcerated cast, crew and production teams to the public through performances and events. Arts-based events serve educational purposes for both participants and viewers, while encouraging new conversations about the role of art across communities.

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Attend an Event

The DU Prison Arts Initiative partners with the CDOC to host events inside prison facilities. Attendees will need to comply with CDOC requirements, including a background check. Once approved, DU PAI will provide further information about what to expect when visiting. For additional information on attending events, please email DU PAI.

I think a lot of people have the idea that prison is 'lock them up, throw away the key, they don't deserve anything.' So, when you start bringing the human conversation back . . . then those conversations start shifting.

DU PAI Incarcerated Participant

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