International Collaborative Art Project on disability by VSA arts

Here’s some interesting arts news I received, but its timeframe doesn’t let us publish it in the magazine — it came too late for our winter issue, but will be over before our spring issue comes out.

     VSA arts wants people around the world to get out their art supplies and create a visual representation of the word “disability” for its International Collaborative Art Project. Anyone can participate by downloading a postcard and creating a visual representation of impressions, experiences, and perceptions associated with disability. All languages are accepted. 
     “We want everyone to create a postcard that interprets the word ‘disability’ and mail it in!” remarks Soula Antoniou, president of VSA arts. “Everyone has thoughts and ideas about ‘disability.’ For the cost of a stamp, anyone anywhere in the world can be included in this art project.”
  The postcards will become part of an exhibit that will be displayed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts during the 2010 International VSA arts Festival, June 6­­–12.
     The deadline for receipt of postcards is February 5, 2010. Visit for entry instructions. Entry instructions are available in English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian online. Large print and braille formats of this call for entries are available upon request. In addition to a Washington, D.C., exhibition at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the International Collaborative Art Project will be displayed online at


About VSA arts

VSA arts is an international nonprofit organization founded 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 arts provides educators, parents, and artists with the resources and tools to support arts programming in schools and communities.  VSA arts 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 arts’ programs through a nationwide network of affiliates and in 54 countries around the world.

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