A young woman at an Aha! painting class reaches into a red bucket.

With a backdrop of a hay bale and a large painted easel pad, a young woman wearing a green t-shirt with stamped horse shoe prints on it reaches into a red bucket, gazing down at the unseen object she is about to take out, while making art at a barn as part of a VSA VT education program.

“VSA Arts theater changed my whole life. Now the door is open. All you have to do is walk in.” Bill Villemaire

Wherever Vermonters are seeking to find their voices or to participate in arts events, VSA Vermont (VSA VT) can help. No matter where you live, no matter your age or ability, we would like to hear from you. VSA VT uses the magic of the arts to engage the capabilities and enhance the confidence of children and adults with disabilities. Let us know how we can make the arts a bridge to new communication and experience for you.

Available Opportunities

VSA Vermont’s Start with the Arts program is now accepting applications for its Spring session, scheduled to begin in March, for both home based child cares and centers, with a limited number of openings. To be considered please complete and submit an application. Deadline is Feb 15 for receipt of applications. Application for Home Providers (.DOCX), or the Application for Centers (.DOCX). With questions, contact Peggy Rainville (peggy@vsavt.org). Want to drum up some joy? VSA Vermont is seeking a full-time Development and Communications Director. Grant-writing experience preferred. Full job description (.doc). Send a resume, letter of interest, 3 relevant writing samples and 3 references to judy@vsavt.org by March 1. VSA Vermont is an equal opportunity employer.

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Start With The Arts to add Family Engagement to our Award-winning Program

We’re so proud of Start With The Arts childcare providers, Erica Brooks, Erin McKechnie, Nancy Munn, and Linda Sweeney, and Start With The Arts teaching-artists, Cheryl Wells and Lisa Condino, who used skills learned in Facilitative Leadership training and from their participation in Start With The Arts to help us design a new professional development opportunity
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“Deputies of Delight”

VSA Vermont, with arts and education partners, created a graduate level course for teaching artists to develop their classroom skills.

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“I support VSA Arts because through art we can all share our dreams and hopes, transcending our differences, no matter where life’s journey has taken us.”Susan Ritz

A bulky black and white cow stands on a hillside of red, purple and yellow.

In this award winning painting by Jacob Potwin of Randolph, brilliant colors define a hilly landscape in which a large cow stands at the right hand edge of the painting, gazing at the viewer.