Pioneer Playhouse’s prison outreach program receives $31,500 grant

PIONEER PLAYHOUSE

News release

Pioneer Playhouse’s prison outreach program Voices Inside received a $31,500 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to assist with using creativity to change lives and fight recidivism. Funds will be used to email mentor incarcerated writers through the process of creating short plays and also will support a national incarcerated playwright contest in New York City at Theaterlab Inc. in early spring of 2022.

“As the country and arts sector begin to imagine returning to a post-pandemic world, the National Endowment for the Arts is proud to announce funding that will help arts organizations such as Pioneer Playhouse/Voices Inside reengage fully with partners and audiences,” said NEA Acting Chairman Ann Eilers. “Although the arts have sustained many during the pandemic, the chance to gather with one another and share arts experiences is its own necessity and pleasure.”

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