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The Core Arts Initiative

The Core Arts Initiative was a MAC program that supported arts programs within the juvenile justice system from 1999 through 2007. The programs were hosted in detention centers, adolescent offender programs, alternative schools, holding facilities, and community-based after-school and summer programs. Each program used the arts as a tool to decrease incidences of violence; decrease recidivism; increase school attendance; and provide positive experiences with adult mentors.

Core Arts Program Report: 1999-2007

MAC is no longer sponsoring Core Arts programs, however these type of programs can be supported by a Project Grant through the Arts-based Community Development program.

To discuss potential projects, contact Connie Souto Learman, MAC's Arts-Based Community Development Director, at 601-359-6535, or