The Prison Arts Resource Project (PARP) is an online library of evidence-based research into U.S. correctional arts programs. To access the complete library (the most recent version is current as of July 2020), click on the image below. To see studies arranged by “juvenile” and “adult,” click on the “All Studies” tab above. You can also search by keyword in the search tool to the right.


Beth Bienvenu is the Director of Accessibility at the National Endowment for the Arts. She recently wrote an insightful blog about keeping arts in corrections alive in the current times.

Arts in Corrections During the Time of Covid-19