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Review for VSA arts of Massachusetts, Inc., Boston, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

VSA Arts of Massachusetts truly enables students across the Commonwealth to experience the joy of expression through art. The professional staff expedites contracts and billing, supports limited budgets with additional funding, points school personnel to grant opportunities, and offers opportunities for students to display their work. My Gardner Middle School age students were beaming when their Art work was displayed at Harvard University last spring. By blogging and presenting photos of VSA residency a local Art teacher was able to garner additional grant money to support my residency on a tip from VSA office. Gotta have ART!

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

the smiles and excitement of students participating in making ART!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

fund it more generously.

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

thouroughly committed to the Arts and consistently professional in their approach.

Ways to make it better...

funding were less limited. At one time a standard residency was 16 weeks, then it was down to 14, now it is usually 12 weeks. Some art is great, but more was better, and funding seems to be the limiting factor.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & As a resident artist I bring visual art experiences to varied school populations. I offer students the opportunity to present visual representations of concepts they grapple with in their regular curriculum.