VSA Florida (VSAFL) is a state affiliate of VSA, an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. VSA arts was first known as Very Special Arts. The Florida affiliate was begun in 1981 by the Florida Department of Education and the Florida Department of State and was housed at Florida State University. The state office moved to the University of South Florida, Tampa in 1996. VSAFL now offers programs/activities for all 67 FL counties.
VSAFL provides programs in: cultural access, services for adult artists with disabilities, outreach and exhibitions, professional development, community programs, and artists in residence.
VSAFL has numerous helpful resources available for arts organizations, artists, and educators, including:
- A Guide to Using People First Language
- Disability Access Symbols
- The “How-To” of Accessible Art Exhibitions
For more information and additional resources, go to VSAFL Resources.