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Phone: 617-350-7713
The NonProfit Center
89 South Street

Boston
Massachusetts 02111
USA
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Geographic areas served: Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Programs: VSAM addresses the need for equal access to education, the arts and cultural experiences for people with disabilities. Unique artist residencies are designed for schools that are using the arts to improve instruction and learning for all of their students. Approximately 3000 students and 150 teachers in Massachusetts participate. VSAM also offers in-service professional development for teachers and publishes a guide for teachers who want to use the visual and performing arts in the classroom called the Multi Arts Resource Guide. Participatory arts festivals are offered for integrated groups of students, including workshops in dance, music, drama and visual arts. 

Mission:
To promote inclusion of people with disabilitiesin our communities and develop effective arts-based teaching strategies thatallow students with and without disabilities to learn together.
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10/16/12
Fabulous organization that believes in improving and supporting the artistic and educational life experience for all, including those with disabilities... more »
02/25/10
Nothing is more empowering than someone believing in you and treating you with respect. As an artist, I have received empowering support and mentoring from VSA for several years. VSA has given me a touchstone, a team member for brainstorming, help working through situations to positive outcomes, and... more »
02/24/10
I started my involvement with VSA of Ma. Inc. about 5 years ago and have been most satisfied with the results of the ongoing support. VSA empowered me to start my own home-based weaving company, 'Angel Weaving'. I have been able to generate a modest income from this endeavor and I thank VSA of Ma. ... more »
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