Public Events & Productions
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.
A/LIVE INSIDE was a live virtual event weaving together theatrical performance, song, music, dance, visual art and panoramic true-life stories of incarcerated artists from multiple prison facilities in Colorado. The showcase was followed by a live roundtable discussion from incarcerated participants, DU Prison Arts Initiative and the Colorado Department of Corrections.
Art by Andrew Draper (incarcerated at Sterling Correctional Facility)
- Virtual Event
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.
DU PAI Incarcerated Participant
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.