The power of arts & community inside and outside prison
A Virtual Concert
Featuring a special message from The Wire’s Michael K. Williams,
with musical direction by alumnus Kenyatta Emmanuel, this virtual event features performances by RTA alumni, messages from our incarcerated members and cameos from our community.
UPLIFT! explores lives that change as we uplift each other!
Rehabilitation Through The Arts (RTA) stands with others in outrage and grief over the killings of George Floyd and countless other victims brutalized by institutionalized oppression.
As an organization working in prison for almost 25 years, RTA cannot be silent. We see our society’s structural racism in the faces of the mostly brown and black people RTA serves every day.
As a prison organization, we stand in solidarity with incarcerated people and all people of color. As an arts organization, we are committed to telling the story of our shared humanity.
RTA uses the transformative power of the arts to help people in prison develop skills to unlock their potential and succeed in the larger community.
Founded at Sing Sing in 1996, RTA operates a wide-ranging arts program in New York State prisons in the Hudson Valley, serving over 200 incarcerated men & women.