VSA arts and MetLife Foundation Invite Applications for Arts Connect All
VSA arts and the MetLife Foundation have launched the Arts Connect All
initiative to encourage arts organizations to create or enhance inclusive,
multi-session education programs by strengthening partnerships with local
The goals of Arts Connect All are to enable more students with disabilities
to experience social, cognitive, and cultural development through arts
learning alongside their peers without disabilities; create educational
and inclusion in the arts for students with disabilities; and document the
contributions that arts organizations make to inclusive education in public
VSA arts and the MetLife Foundation invite proposals from arts
organizations working to create or enhance inclusive educational programs
all of the following: incorporate inclusive teaching practices; provide
access to students with all types of disabilities; develop social,
and artistic skills; involve people with disabilities in planning and
implementation; build staff, teacher, and/or artist knowledge and skill of
inclusive practices; and collaborate with public schools, actively engaging
students, parents, and school administrators.
Nonprofit 501(c)(3) performing and/or exhibiting arts organizations ‹
including museums, theaters, and multidisciplinary arts presenters ‹ that
creating or have an established educational program are eligible to apply.
Organizations must have as their primary mission the goal of advancing the
and/or a specific art form.
Only arts organizations located in and partnering with public schools in
the following metropolitan areas are eligible: Phoenix, Arizona; Los
San Diego, and San Francisco, California; Denver, Colorado; Hartford,
Connecticut; Tampa, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Baltimore, Maryland; Boston,
Massachusetts; Detroit, Michigan; Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota; Kansas
St. Louis, Missouri; Charlotte, North Carolina; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Portland,
Oregon; Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Providence, Rhode Island;
Nashville, Tennessee; Houston, Texas; and Seattle, Washington.
A maximum of ten awards of up to $15,000 will be given to selected
Visit the VSA arts Web site for complete program information and