Maria Maneos – Brush With the Law


We create an experience meant to help change perceptions on what it means to be human no matter what class of society one identifies with. Like TPP, we strive to have effects that reach far beyond our community alone, we intentionally try to start an ongoing dialogue with the public by tackling uncomfortable social issues like heroin/opiate addiction.

Caren Lanier, Project Backpack


Founder and CEO, Bertha Hammett is a firm believer that each individual must be offered a basic opportunity to realize a life of self-sufficiency, and that this should include a second chance. Bertha realized early in her career [...]

Maria Hinds, Surviving Solitary


Surviving Solitary is an exhibit that documents the personal belongings of Herman Wallace of the Angola 3 collected during his 42 years of solitary confinement in Louisiana state prisons. Led by artist Maria Hinds, the project is in [...]

Rivka Rocchio, Theatre Across Prison Walls


Prison-based theatre and arts programs have been well-documented in reducing recidivism, the incidence rate of misbehavior within correctional institutions.  Rivka Rocchio is a community-based theatre artist who has lived, taught and created art in a multitude of communities [...]

Courtney Bowles, The People’s Paper Co-op


Courtney Bowles, co-director of The People’s Paper Co-op in Philadelphia, PA, has spent years using art as a vehicle for connecting diverse and often alienated communities. Along with prior TPP grantee, Mark Strandquist, the Co-op partners with Philadelphia Lawyers for [...]

Mark Strandquist, Windows From Prison: New Monuments


Mark Strandquist is an artist, activist and educator who facilitates unique participatory public art projects. Based in Richmond, Virginia,  Mark's project, Windows from Prison // Youth to Youth facilitates dialogue and exchange between incarcerated and non-incarcerated youth, creating a peer-to-peer support [...]

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