VSA Texas, the state organization on arts and disability, is a 501 (c) (3) not for profit organization that works to create a society where people with disabilities learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts. Our mission is to promote the creative power in people with disabilities by working with all community members to facilitate full access to the cultural and educational arts.
VSA Texas is a member of the international network of VSA, an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing ArtsVSA Texas is looking for artistic veterans - wounded warriors who would like to display their work in various forums. Art is a physically and mentally therapeutic process and we are interested in helping to promote its benefits while also giving artists an opportunity to display their work. Additionally, for any veteran who would like to explore the arts, VSA Texas offers classes and workshops in visual, literary, performing arts, and dance.
VSA Texas started services specifically for veterans with disabilities/wounded warriors in 2009. We host an annual exhibition of veterans artwork and provide opportunities year-round for artists to get involved with our Artworks: Creative Industries professional development program. We also work with arts organizations statewide to forge partnerships with vet organizations to provide art programs for veterans and military families.
Summary Reports from the National Initiative for Arts and Health in the Military
A National Action Plan is being developed that will ensure the availability of arts interventions for our service men and women and their families, and integrate the arts as part of the “Standard of Care” in military clinical as well as programs in community settings across the country. Read these two reports to find out what is happening around the US on this topic.