VSA Vermont: The state organization on arts and disability. 
May 2017
VSA Vermont uses the magic
of the arts to engage the capabilities
and enhance the confidence of children
and adults with disabilities.

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Seeking an Executive Director - Apply by May 12
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Calling all enthusiastic and dynamic leaders! We are seeking someone to fill the Executive Director position at VSA Vermont, for a fall start date.

On a day-to-day basis, the Executive Director can serve many roles including fundraiser, public speaker, planner, facilitator, administrator, advocate, and partnership-builder. The position requires a strong understanding of arts and disability, proven success in fundraising and financial management, as well as excellent organizational management and interpersonal skills.


Persons interested in applying for the position are requested to submit a cover letter and resume to vsaedapplications@gmail.com by the close of business Friday, May 12, 2017.

For the complete job description, visit our website at www.vsavt.org

For more information contact vsaedapplications@gmail.com

 

The Art of Inlcusion Symposium

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On April 5, together with Vermont Arts Council, VSA Vermont hosted "The Art of Inclusion," a symposium on arts and disability.

The daylong event in Middlebury focused on accessibility, equity, and community inclusion. 75 participants gathered from 36 arts organizations. 

Presenters with and without disabilities including artists, leaders from arts and cultural organizations, and representatives from disability services, advocacy, and funding agencies shared professional and personal expertise and experiences. Participants ex​plored the importance of engaging a broad spectrum of users in integrated settings that provide, equal, effective, and enjoyable arts experiences.

This symposium was a collaboration of the Arts Council, VSA Vermont, the Statewide Independent Living Council, and the Vermont Center for Independent Living. It iwas supported in part by the Christopher Reeve Foundation and Innovations and Collaborations funds from the Vermont Community Foundation through VSA Vermont.



Make a difference: Become a mentor!
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In 2015, we launched a mentoring program, matching adults with disabilities with students with disabilities for arts-based experiences. As our program continues to gain momentum, we're looking for both mentors and mentees to join our program.

Mentors are volunteers, age 22+, who identify as having a disability of any kind. We ask for a commitment of an average of one hour per week for at least one full school year.
No experience in the arts is necessary, just interest and curiosity in trying new things. VSA Vermont provides specialized training and ongoing support for all our mentors, including coverage of materials, classes, or other arts expenses. 

To learn more and apply, visit 
http://www.vsavt.org/arts-education/high-school/

 


Save the date: UPCOMING EVENTS
 

 
Adult Arts Education - Photography Class Exhibit

  • June 1 - June 30, 2017
  • Fletcher Free Library: 235 College Street, Burlington
  • Stop by the library during normal business hours to view the latest creations of VSA Vermont's adult arts education photography class.


LulaRoe VSA Vermont Fundraiser

  • June 4, 2017
  • 1:00 - 3:00 PM
  • VSA VT Offices: 21 Carmichael Street, Essex Junction
  • Come shop for comfortable and fashionable clothing while supporting a great cause - VSA Vermont! This is a fun and easy way to give to the cause of accessible arts for all, while treating yourself. All vendors are local. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/events/422236034807198/

 


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Help VSA VT keep great opportunities coming. Donate online at PayPal!

VSA Vermont is a member of the VSA Affiliate Network, 
a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

The mission of VSA Vermont is to use the magic of the arts to engage the
capabilities and enhance the confidence of children and adults with disabilities. 

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