The Aspen Institute Arts Program was established to support and invigorate the arts in America, and to return the arts to the center of the Aspen Institute's "Great Conversation." Directed by Damian Woetzel, it brings together artists, advocates, educators, managers, foundations and government officials to exchange ideas and develop policies and programs that strengthen the reciprocal relationship between the arts and society.

Feature: Arts Program at the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival
Engaging At-Risk Youth and the Justice System

the work of storycatchers theatre, with meade palidofsky, angelica garcia, and philip kennicott

How are the arts effective in correctional institutions and rehabilitation? And how can they act as a positive interceptor for at-risk youth before and after they may have entered the justice system? Join the director and a participant in Chicago's Storycatchers Theatre, which has worked with at-risk youth for over 25 years, as they discuss the work of the arts in corrections and rehabilitation.