Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute partners with Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network

Posted on: July 11, 2017

Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall has launched Create Justice: A National Discussion on Arts and Youth Justice together with the Los Angeles-based Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network, a collaborative of ten organizations with experience in visual, literary, and performing arts education in detention facilities. The initiative, focusing exclusively on the intersection of arts and youth justice, followed a two-day meeting this spring of more than 150 artists, policymakers, funders, activists, researchers, leaders from non-profit organizations and government agencies as well as those who benefited as young people from involvement in the arts. Create Justice aims to generate a national network of arts and justice leaders dedicated to fostering creative strategies that empower at-risk youth to reach their full potential through the arts. Participants will reconvene for a September forum in Los Angeles and another in New York City in March 2018. The NYC forum will include a concert at Carnegie Hall featuring young people performing music and art developed in justice settings. Create Justice is a part of Musical Connections, a program of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. For more information visit www.carnegiehall.org/createjustice and www.aiynetwork.org/createjustice

Posted July 11, 2017