Established in 1996, VSA arts of Texas, a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit, has built a legacy of offering high quality, inclusive arts programs and services in Austin, and is the only organization operating at the intersection of arts, education and disability in Texas.
VSA Texas challenges perceptions of how people contribute by creating an arts-inspired, inclusive community of individuals with diverse abilities. Arts experiences enhance the skills, confidence and quality of life for people with disabilities and we believe all people who aspire to careers in the arts should have the opportunity to develop their skills. We support this by offering programs which enable artistic and career success including, events that feature the work of our artists, multi-disciplinary classes, workshops, professional internships and dynamic school and community based artist residencies. In particular, our New Media Arts curriculum offers a variety of classes and events designed to support young adults, 15 and older, with disabilities in their transition from school to work and their community. New Media Arts is the blending of traditional art disciplines ( i.e. drawing, painting, printmaking, etc.) and new media (i.e. video animation, photography, digital blogs, etc.) to create engaging pathways to potential creative employment. Everyone deserves high quality arts learning experiences and our goal is to create an accessible and inclusive community where all have the ability to participate.
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