Group: Board of Directors
Robert Pollock is an advocate for the role of the arts and its intersection with criminal justice. He is an ongoing participant in Rehabilitation Through the Arts, Musicambia, Refoundry, and a teaching artist Carnegie Hall’s Musical Connections reentry initiative. He has collaborated with the Fortune Society, Osborne Association, Creative Time, and participated in workshops and panels at several universities to advocate for the power of the arts in prison education and rehabilitation. As a visual artist, he illustrated the picture book for children of incarcerated parents, Sing Sing Midnight, which is used in therapeutic settings around the country. As a singer-songwriter, his compositions have been heard at the Obama White House, the RFK Human Rights Foundation, Create Justice forums, the New York Ethical Society, and Carnegie Hall. He is currently the Prison Writing Coordinator at PEN America.