Yes, to Disability Arts!

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Disability arts, arts and disability, art for people with disabilities, art by disabled people: no matter how you slice it or what you call it, there really is a vibrant, exciting arts community. It’s big!

I’d like to introduce you a very sweet video about the place where I got my start in the disability arts: VSA Texas, formerly VSA Arts of Texas, but always awesome. You can read a little more about the amazing work I got to be part of and one of the many people I met there 12 years ago (Mike Burns) in my post from January 17th, 2013 on this blog. Please check out this short video produced by One Story Productions to get a taste of some of the work VSA Texas does and how community members feel about participating in the arts.

https://vimeo.com/87353734

To learn more about VSA International, visit their page on The Kennedy Center’s website. You can read about all the locations and affiliates and their programs. In a nutshell, it’s about access to the arts for all. That includes training, education, opportunities to perform and opportunities to be a patron. Equitable opportunities, not limited or “special” opportunities.