Art In Action
VSA Ohio brings art and inspiration to galleries, classrooms and other community settings across the state. Our programs and services constantly evolve to engage artists, teachers and the community with inspiring art and a supportive network of people who share your passions.

Accessible Expressions Ohio 
Started in 1996, Accessible Expressions Ohio is an adjudicated, statewide exhibition and tour of visual art for artists with disabilities of all ages. This professional development opportunity helps raise awareness about art and disability by presenting the art in inclusive settings.

Adaptation, Integration & the Arts

AIA partners teaching artists and educators in inclusive classrooms to enhance teaching and learning through an arts-integrated residency and curriculum. By bringing together teachers and students of all abilities, we provide a unique opportunity to experience the power of the arts to support student achievement, creativity, innovation and effective teaching and learning. Professional development opportunities for educators will be listed on this page when available.
Apply Today for School Year 2017-2018!

Arts & Autism in Ohio Initiative
How can Ohio make the arts and arts education more accessible to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other disabilities? A statewide coalition is working to make this possible.

Blog - Opportunities and Events
Visit our blog to find artist opportunities and learn about past and upcoming events.

For a detailed list of upcoming VSA Ohio and other arts and disability events, visit the calendar to access opportunities in your local community, statewide and nationally.

Creative Careers
VSA Ohio is committed to advancing your work in culture and education through high-quality resources and workshops led by experienced professionals.

Cultural Access for Ohio
VSA Ohio offers a menu of training opportunities to increase accessibility and inclusion of people with disabilities. Create more inclusive spaces, programs, governance, attitudes, and operations with a custom professional development session.

ReelAbilities Film Festival Columbus

ReelAbilities is a groundbreaking film festival that unites dozens of partners and multiple screening locations throughout central Ohio in an effort to promote awareness and appreciation of lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities, all through the easily accessible art form of film.

VSA International Calls for Art
  VSA International Art Program for Children with Disabilities
  VSA Emerging Young Artists Program
  VSA Playwright Discovery Award Program
  VSA Young Soloist Competition


“Thank you for your visit to my class last week. You opened up so many possibilities for being an artist, educator, advocate, policy maker, administrator and activist.”

- Vesta, Columbus