Carnegie Hall and the Los Angeles–based organization Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network (AIYN) lead Create Justice: A National Discussion on Arts and Justice, the first national initiative focused exclusively on the intersection of arts and juvenile justice. A series of three Create Justice forums will bring together thought leaders, artists, representatives from non-profit and government agencies, and policymakers from across the U.S. with the aim of developing collective impact strategies to help our most at-risk children reach their full potential through opportunities in the arts. The series of forums will begin on March 23 and 24, 2017 at Carnegie Hall, continue on September 25 and 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, and conclude in March 2018, with a culminating event at Carnegie Hall.
Create Justice is part of Musical Connections, a program of Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute.
Lead support is provided by Nicola and Beatrice Bulgari and the Ford Foundation.
Major funding for Musical Connections is provided by MetLife Foundation and United Airlines®.
Additional support has been provided by Ameriprise Financial.
Public support for Musical Connections is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; the New York City Administration for Children's Services; the New York City Departments of Homeless Services, Probation, and Youth and Community Development; New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito; and New York City Council Members Elizabeth Crowley, Daniel Dromm, and Annabel Palma.