VSA arts is a national nonprofit dedicated to helping people with disabilities learn through, participate in and enjoy the arts. Because the CVS Caremark All Kids Can program is dedicated to ensuring that children have the skills and support necessary for success in life, learning through the arts can be a powerful method of building confidence and success in the classroom. The arts also provide a vehicle for expression and communication.
CVS Caremark has worked with more than 22 state VSA arts affiliates. This partnership supports projects that encourage youth to express themselves through their original artwork including festivals, art exhibits and school-based programs.
VSA arts programming and initiatives are guided by four essential principles:
- Every young person with a disability deserves access to high-quality arts learning experiences.
- All artists in schools and art educators should be prepared to include students with disabilities in their instruction.
- All children, youth and adults with disabilities should have complete access to cultural facilities and activities.
- All individuals with disabilities who aspire to careers in the arts should have the opportunity to develop appropriate skills.
For more information on VSA arts programs, please visit vsarts.org.