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History

VSA Michigan (VSAMI) is a member of the network of VSA - The International Organization on Arts and Disability, an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. Founded in 1974 by Jean Kennedy Smith, VSA -The International Organization on Arts and Disability has been designated by the U.S. Congress as the nation’s coordinating agency for arts programs for people with disabilities. www.vsarts.org

Since 1977, VSA Michigan has worked to create a society with access and opportunities for children and adults with disabilities so they may experience growth through the arts. We continue to provide guidance to organizations, teachers, and families to help them create inclusive and accessible experiences through the arts. Our constituents expand their horizons through VSA Michigan programs and services including, but not limited to classroom workshops, art exhibitions, and festivals conducted by professional artists and creative therapists.

From one small office in 1977, we incorporated in 1986, and have grown to include multiple affiliates and partners throughout the state to help facilitate our mission. We are indebted to the hundreds of volunteers that help us to reach nearly 75,000 individuals on annual basis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1920 25th Street, Suite B  |  Detroit, MI 48216  |  T: 313.843.2355  |  F: 313.843.2353  |  info@vsami.org

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