Art. Education. Matters.

Our Mission

Reforming Arts supports people who are under carceral control in Georgia through arts, education, and reentry services. Our theatre infused higher education in prison and reentry programs foster the development of creative critical thinking and encourage students to explore creative solution and build livable lives.

Our College in Prison program uses Theatre-Infused Liberal Arts curriculum in order to deliver college classes through a partnership with Georgia State University. The program uses applied theatre techniques to foster creative-critical thinking, as we believe it promotes self-actualization, connection, community, compassion, and consciousness-raising, all of which are essential components of the type of space and experience we are invested in creating. Our current certificate program in theatre-infused liberal arts takes two years to accomplish and requires students to complete 47 credit hours. This program currently operates at Whitworth Women's Facility.

Our Theatre Reentry Program creates, presents staged readings of, and tours original plays about the experiences of reentering citizens. Participants are individuals who were formerly enrolled in Reforming Arts' higher education program during their incarceration as well as other individuals who were formerly incarcerated in women's prisons in Georgia. Participants work with Reforming Arts to create original plays that explore the struggles and complexities of reentry and the systemic problems surrounding mass incarceration in the United States.

Reforming Arts depends on the generous donations of individuals. Please consider making a one-time gift or recurring contribution. 

We are always looking for volunteers. Click here to fill out a volunteer instructor application. Or send us an email if you would like to serve on our board of directors or volunteer on the "outside."

Click here to learn more about our staff, vision, and criminal justice issues. 

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​​Call us:

678-689-8263

Email us:

info@reformingarts.org

​Find us: 

132 Mitchell St SW

3rd Floor

Atlanta, GA 30303

Conference Presentation

RA executive director, Wende Ballew, and board members, Dr. Katherine Perry and Dr. Stephanie Iasiello, sit smiling, behind a table as presenters at a NCHEP conference.