Festival of the International Organization on Arts and Disability 6-12.6.2010
Join hundreds of artists, performers, and educators from more than 50 countries
for a multicultural celebration of arts and education featuring Marlee Matlin, Claire
Danes, Patti LaBelle, and Josh Blue.
From June 6-12, 2010, VSA — the international organization on arts and disability — will bring together artists, educators, researchers, and policymakers with and without disabilities from around the world for a multicultural celebration of the arts and arts education. The Festival will feature visual, performing, literary, and media artists and a guest list that includes more than 2,000 participants from all corners of the globe. The 2010 International VSA Festival will be the largest arts event featuring artists with disabilities to take place in Washington, D.C., to date.
Performances and exhibitions will be showcased at venues throughout Washington, D.C., including multiple stages at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center; Atlas Performing Arts Center; The George Washington University Lisner Auditorium; H Street Playhouse; Shakespeare Theatre Company's Harman Hall and Lansburgh Theatre; the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Discovery Theater, and International Gallery; Union Station; and the U.S. Department of Education.
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VSA, the international organization on arts and disability, was
founded more than 35 years ago by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith to
create a society where people with disabilities learn through,
participate in, and enjoy the arts. VSA provides educators, parents,
and artists with the resources and tools to support arts programming in
schools and communities. VSA showcases the accomplishments of artists
with disabilities and promotes increased access to the arts for all
people. Each year, 7 million people participate in VSA's programs
through a nationwide network of affiliates and in 51 countries around
the world. VSA is an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the
For more information about VSA: www.vsarts.org.