VSA arts (formerly Very Special Arts)

Misson and activities:

We support the power of the arts in the lives of people with disabilities. Our programs emcompass all of the arts, including visual, performing, and written, and serve all of the disabilities. This is accomplished mainly through educational and vocational programs implemented through our 43 states and 86 international affiliates network. We also serve visual artists directly through means of an artist's registry, an online virtual gallery, online exhibits, and many resources. We plan many enhancements to our Internet resources in the near future, with more opportunities for interaction.

Our organization works at the international level.

Our organization is to some degree run, controlled and represented by disabled people.

We have expertise, or are interested in cooperating with other organizations, in the areas of:

Assisting persons with intellectual disabilities.
Assistive devices.
Awareness raising.
Children with disabilities.
Coalition building and networking.
Computers and disability.
Education and vocational training.
International development and disability.
Media work.
Peer support.
Universal design.
Improving the visibility and acknowledgement of the many talents and contributions of artists with disabilities.
Careers in the visual arts, portfolio preparation, working with galleries, and other employment issues. Many resources will be added to our Internet site in the near future, available to all.
We have cooperated with organizations in other countries before:

Please see our Internet site under "partnerships" for brief details of these affiliations. Please contact our "partnerships" department for more detailed information.

Our positions are accessible for people with disabilities

Contact us:

Contact person:Chris Jeffries
Home page is not working: - http://www.vsarts.org/
Address:1300 Connecticut Ave., N.W.
District of Columbia
United States

This entry added: Monday 21st June 1999. (record #176) Changed: Monday 21st March 2005.