The VSA Affiliate Zine Project is complete!!

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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.

Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
January 23, 2015

At the 2015 National Association of Music Merchants show in Anaheim, Calif. it sounded like heresy to hear a marketing honcho for one of the world’s leading drum manufacturers say, “We’re not trying to turn everyone into a professional drummer.”

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Event Date(s): March 14, 2015 -
09:00 to 11:30

A professional development opportunity for artists is back by popular demand! Best Practices for Creating and Marketing Your Artwork is back at Day of Arts for All 2015. See below for a workshop description and how to register.

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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Event Date(s): March 14, 2015 -
09:00 to 13:30


VSA Ohio is currently planning another exciting Day of Arts for All to kick off the 2015 Accessible Expressions Ohio Touring Exhibition at the Westerville Community Center.

See below for event details and check back for updates!

Event Date(s): November 7, 2014 -
12:00 to 14:30

Back by popular demand, VSA Ohio is hosting a professional development workshop for artists, educators, and art facilitators led by the Ohio Art League's Esther Hall and Carnegie Gallery's Stephanie Rond.