New Grant!

Grant Purpose
The purpose of this grant is to help artists with disabilities take immediate actions which allow them to create, participate, and learn, ultimately fostering a more inclusive society. Creative expression is integral to personal growth and vibrant communities. Lippman Kanfer Family Foundation (LKFF) seeks to take action and has created this one-time grant opportunity by providing funds to individual artists with disabilities who face barriers to access. This funding is open to artists living in Ohio and pursuing any art form (visual, performance, digital, literary, etc.). Since the purpose of the grant is action and access, projects which are ready to go with short project timelines are preferred.


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Calling all musicians with disabilities! Are you between the ages of 14-25? Are you interested in winning $2,500 and performing at the Kennedy Center? We thought so...
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AEO is a professional development opportunity that helps raise awareness about art and dis/ability by presenting art in inclusive settings. In 2016, VSA Ohio celebrates 20 years of hosting the Accessible Expressions Ohio Touring Exhibition. Artists with disabilities, of any age, from across Ohio, are invited to submit their recent, original artwork for entry.


VSA Ohio is excited to announce a new, open call for submissions!

We want to know, What do the arts in Ohio mean to you? Complete a visual or literary work in response to this question. You can collage images or drawings or write text that expresses your thoughts. The final Zine will have pages sized to half of a standard letter size sheet of paper (5.5" x 8.5") so scale your artwork accordingly. Submit a high resolution JPG image of your artwork by: April 1, 2015. By submitting your artwork, you agree to allow VSA Ohio to print, publish, and share your artwork online, in print, and with other VSA affiliates Zine project partners. No monetary or other compensation will be provided. Your name and city of residence will be attributed to the artwork. Please consider including your name on the artwork image, or in the text with a literary response! See below for more information on what a zine is and how to create your submission!

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How can Ohio make the arts and arts education more accessible to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other disabilities?  Sensory friendly accessibility logo; umbrella with puzzle pieces

Action Steps for 2015:

The Arts & Autism in Ohio Initiative will pursue several strategies to advance its objective and have a strong, lasting impact on individuals with ASD, families, cultural institutions and educators.

2014 YLF Participants taken from the YLF website

pplications are now open for Ohio’s Youth Leadership Forum (YLF), a five day leadership training program for 11th and 12th grade high school students with disabilities sponsored by the Ohio Governor’s Council on People with Disabilities and OOD to be held in Columbus, Ohio. See below for more information on this fantastic opportunity for young adults.

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