In Texas and around the world, VSA has had an enormous impact by providing opportunities for the disabled to both create and appreciate art in all its many forms.
Disabled artists can find solidarity in the fact that artists from all over the world enjoy success and personal fulfillment through VSA. This worldwide organization, founded by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith, increases access to the arts for everybody.
VSA Texas provides those opportunities all across the state. It gives disabled artists in the performing and visual arts a chance to pursue their passions. Our organization helps integrate artists into society who might otherwise feel marginalized due to their disability.
VSA Texas has programs like Opening Minds Opening Doors, Bodyshift, New Media Arts, and Audio Description, along with their Veteran's Services and Side by Side Internships. They help shed a positive light on how people with diverse abilities can contribute to society as a whole. Many programs involve family and community partnerships.
Making art inclusive is full of obstacles. As you can imagine, funding for programs is one of the challenges VSA Texas faces. As a VSA board member, I have committed to raise $500 during Amplify Austin's community wide fundraising event on March 2&3.
To meet my goal I must have the help of my friends, family and others. Please support my efforts by scheduling your donation today. Together, we can make a world of difference in these artists' lives.
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