The Blank Page Project (BPP) is an artist-led initiative that provides arts programming to youth and adults who are involved in the juvenile and criminal justice systems. Our mission is to create opportunities, both within and outside of correctional institutions, that allow participants to gain creative, educational and personal skills. We are comprised of two programs, Baltimore Youth Arts and Free Space
Baltimore Youth Arts is an artist-run, nomadic, after school program that provides artistic and professional opportunities to youth in Baltimore, MD. Our mission is to assist young people in gaining the creative, personal, and educational skills that will enable them to become leaders in their communities. We provide artistic and entrepreneurial opportunities to youth so that they can hone their talents and use them to shape the world.
Free Space is a artist led program that creates a safe space for incarcerated individuals in the Maryland Prison system through art classes rooted in visual and written arts, stressing individual and collaborative growth while breaking down boundaries between the participants.