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Free Form – Dreams of Freedom

Free Form is a program in development at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, which is designed for a prison population of women. This project is based on another pilot program, Dreams of Freedom, which was implemented in 2019 by the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, France, for a county jail. Through engaging with the arts and using the theme of imagination as a tool for personal growth, participants will expand their sense of self and awareness, leading to greater self-esteem and an increased ability for self-determination and constructive interaction with the world. Both museums are taking inspiration from each other. They co-created the program with choreographers as a way for prisoners to experiment with body expression in addition to other creative workshops in compliance with the thematic of the project.  The Free Form and Dreams of Freedom projects are related to the Art of Inclusion program.

Dreams of Freedom. A choreographic session with an audience at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, France, December 2019 © FRAME
Workshop with French and American colleagues who created the project at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, France, December 2019 © FRAME