Visual arts program for incarcerated boys and young men being tried as adults.
The Cathedral Arts Project is the leading nonprofit provider of quality, comprehensive and ongoing instruction in the visual and performing arts for elementary and middle school students in Duval County. The driving force behind all CAP programs is the belief that the arts matter – they provide essential skills, like creative thinking, perseverance, teamwork and self-discipline, that benefit all people in all areas of their lives.
Through immersion in the visual arts, the Cathedral Arts Project provides a creative outlet for these students that builds their artistic skills and working knowledge of art and art history. In addition to teaching painting techniques, the program emphasizes improvement of communication and social skills, nonviolent self-expression and new avenues for coping in difficult environments.