This Spring, Silver Art Projects—a non-profit organization that supports overlooked artists—will open applications for its third round of year-long residencies, offering studio space at the World Trade Center, stipends and mentorships for disadvantaged artists. A quarter of the creatives chosen will be formerly incarcerated people. “It just made sense to bring in formerly incarcerated artists as a focused community that could be working alongside all the other marginalized communities we bring together,” says co-founder of the non-profit Joshua Pulman. Already, former artists-in-residence have had their work exhibited at MoMA PS1, using the medium to engage in social justice issues and provide support for life after prison. Learn more about the program and how it aims to help to deter mass incarceration at The Art Newspaper.
Image courtesy of Josh Katz/Silver Art Projects