VSA's signature programs offer multi-faceted, unparalleled opportunities for youth, with disabilities, who have aspirations in the performing and visual arts. Explore our program links below to find out more about how you can engage in the arts or to apply.
For Young Performing Artists
For Young Visual Artists
- VSA International Art Program: Yo Soy...Je Suis...I Am...
- VSA/Volkswagen Group of America Emerging Artists Program
VSA's program competitions provide a platform for emerging artists to share their talent in comparison with peers across the country and the globe. Pre-professional development opportunities, including lectures, seminars, and creative training provides skill-building and practical insight to prepare young artists to advance in their chosen field. Past VSA program recipients have gone on to successful careers in music, theater, and the visual arts.
VSA's signature programs nurture and recognize the vital role of arts education for students with disabilities, from pre-K through the 12th grade and beyond, to sustain achievement academically, socially and as engaged citizens of the twenty-first century. VSA program participants - whether writing their first one-act play or painting a self-portrait - are artists first!
For Arts Organizations
The office of VSA & Accessibility annually seeks contract proposals from contractors to perform a range of VSA programs. The submission period for the 2013-2014 Requests for Contract Proposals cycle is now closed.
If you have submitted a contract proposal and have not received confirmation of its receipt, please contact Stephanie Litvak.
All contract proposals are now in the review process. All potential contractors will be notified about the status of their contract proposal by September 15, 2013.
The 2014-2015 Requests for Contract Proposals will be posted in late Spring 2014.