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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

VSA arts Announces International Collaborative Art Project

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) November 19, 2009 – 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 or call VSA arts at (202) 628-2800. 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.

From June 6–12, 2010, VSA arts—the premier arts and disability organization—will bring together artists, educators, researchers, and policymakers with disabilities from around the world for a multicultural celebration of the arts and arts education. Held in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Festival will feature a dazzling array of visual, performing, literary, and media artists. The guest list includes more than 2,000 people, including VSA arts’ 54 international affiliates, its U.S. network, and audience members from all corners of the globe.



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