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Discover Resources, Build New Skills, & Shape Best Practices

Educators wordcloud with Arts specialists, teaching artists, general educators, etc.You know that the arts are an integral part of a well-rounded education. But how do you help all your students access the arts world? How do you teach visual and performing arts when you’re not artistic? How do you incorporate the arts into your existing programs, or deliver art experiences and workshops in the virtual world?

We can help. The Access/VSA International Network Arts & Special Education Track includes school and community educators from around the world. Some are arts specialists, some are general educators or administrators, some work in special education. All are committed to sharing resources, research, and best practices that address the learning needs of students with disabilities in arts-based and arts-integrated instruction.  

When you join the Access/VSA Arts & Special Education Track, you’ll:

  • Find new tools – How-to’s, lesson plans, model programs, and other practical information.
  • Network with peers – An active listserv, shared best practices, and learning opportunities presented by your expert colleagues.
  • Stay current – A free monthly e-newsletter with arts updates, best practices, and trending issues.
  • Continue your education – Free webinars and professional development opportunities, plus discounts on online learning courses.
  • Join a community of practice – Affinity groups, a member directory, and discipline-specific forums.
  • Discover opportunities – Grant and funding opportunities, job postings, competitions for your students, and information on becoming a VSA program site.
  • Get a discount on registration to professional convenings

Choose the Access/VSA Arts & Special Education Track!

The Access/VSA International Network consists of three tracks:

Creatives Arts and Special Education LEAD® Cultural Access
For creatives with disabilities (including students in transition) and disability-led companies and those that focus on artists with disabilities and/or art making with people with disabilities For educators and anyone involved in the success of students with disabilities PreK-Grade 12 For staff and professionals working to provide access in environments such as theaters, museums, parks, and other cultural institutions

Membership Costs:

  • Premium Organization: $125 per year
    5 linked members. Conference discount for up to 3 people.
  • Standard Organization: $75 per year
    3 linked members. Conference discount for up to 2 people. 
  • Individual: $30 per year
  • Student: $25 per year
JOIN THE ARts & Special Education TRACK TODAY!