The Columbia River Correctional Institution Artist in Residence Program is located in North Portland on the Columbia River. The program is dedicated to creating a space for artists to reflect on and expand their artistic practices through workshops, lectures, critiques, and collaborative projects. The residency is focused on recontextualizing spaces that are not normally associated with art-making, into places for generative creative production.
The CRCI Residency is open to prisoners at the Columbia River Correctional Institution, a minimum security prison within the Portland City Limits, run by the Oregon Department of Corrections. The residency is facilitated by a rotating faculty of artists and students of the Art and Social Practice Program at Portland State University. The residency was established in April 2017.
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