VSA arts of Massachusetts, Inc.

Rating: 4.95 stars   19 reviews


The NonProfit Center 89 South Street Boston MA 02111 USA


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.

Geographic areas served:

Commonwealth of Massachusetts


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. 

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Reviews for VSA arts of Massachusetts, Inc.

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I greatly appreciate the mission, programs, and staff of VSA Arts of Massachusetts. Their absolute dedication to bettering our community, through an extremely diverse array of arts offerings, is inspirational. Also being a neighbor of the organization, I am very thankful for their new Open Door gallery - a wonderful addition to Boston's arts scene.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing diverse stakeholders come together to learn about an artist's vision and appreciate their work.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Passionate, motivated and overall... terrific.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Support the work of brilliant artists and break barriers to make Boston's art scene accessible in the way it should be.

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