Laura Pecenco receives National Endowment for the Arts grant

In a competitive process, a research team led by Laura Pecenco (Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology, UC San Diego and Founding Director of Project PAINT: The Prison Arts INiTiative), received an National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) research grant for a project entitled, “Rehabilitation Through the Arts: A Quantitative and Qualitative Evaluation of California Prison Fine Arts Programs.” The researchers will use survey data, in-depth interviews with incarcerated program participants, and inmate histories to better understand the impact of visual arts, theater, music, and creative writing programs in prisons across California.

See the NEA’s press release here:

(Laura’s was one of only two grants funded at the higher amount.)

Congratulations, Laura!

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