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VSA Florida's Impact ...


Our Mission is ...

The mission of VSA Florida is to provide, support and champion arts education and cultural experiences for and by people with disabilities. Our vision is to create a world in which the arts are universally accessible.  We do this by:

  • Conducting art education programs in schools, Department of Juvenile Justice facilities, and community centers
  • Promoting the accomplishments of artists with disabilities through our artist registry, exhibitions, and performances
  • Increasing access to the arts through professional development workshops

VSA Florida is a member of the VSA Affiliate Network (a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.) and is headquartered at the David C. Anchin Center in the College of Education at the University of South Florida.



Giving Tuesday

Annually VSA Florida provides over 150 artist in residency programs (over 1,200 lessons!) to schools throughout Florida to engage students with disabilities in music, movement, drama, or visual art. These residencies are provided FREE OF CHARGE to the schools. The actual cost to VSA Florida is $50/lesson or $400/residency (all administrative fees are covered by other funds).

You Can Help!

Our goal is to fund 80 lessons or 10 residencies through our Giving Tuesday campaign! You can help by funding one lesson for $50, one residency for $400, or a donation of any amount to help fund supplies. To donate, click here