In the Fall of 2016, the program began an Artist in Residence Program at the Columbia River Correctional Facility (CRCI).The program is dedicated to creating a space for artists to reflect on and expand their artistic practices through workshops, lectures, critiques, and collaborative projects. Participants have to opportunity to engage in collaborative, co-authored projects that range from small, one day activities to sprawling year long undertakings. Past and current projects include a board game based on the Department of Corrections rules and prisoners experiences while incarcerated, an investigative photography project between prisoners and international photographers, and a collaborative film project.
The program has expanded to included an additional weekly class that takes the form of a comedy school. Each week a different comedian joins the class to offer feedback and critique on students sets, and culminates in a quarterly public comedy show.