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Idaho Parents Unlimited - VSA Idaho, the State Organization on Arts and Disability The Creative Access Art Center is a program of Idaho Parents Unlimited which also houses the Statewide Parent Training and Information Center for families who have children with disabilities; the Affordable Care Act Family to Family Health Information Center and Idaho Family Voices for families who have children with special health care needs; and VSA Idaho, the State Organization on Arts and Disability.

09/12/2017

Kennedy Center Office of VSA and Accessibility

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts's recent publication, The Arts and Special Education: A Map for Research, is meant to be a living document that sparks conversation and incites action to support a shared, ambitious agenda around growing the field of the arts and special education. Thus, this resource should not be considered a “be-all-end-all” answer to large questions about the impact of arts learning on students with disabilities. Rather, it proposes priority areas for the field to focus new research, offers suggestions around the field’s responsibility to rigorous research design and methodologies, and charts a course of milestones by which we can measure our shared progress toward these goals.
Whether you are an individual researcher, a program evaluator, a funder, or a practitioner; whether you are working alone, as a program consultant, or with a large institution, there is a place for your work in this map.

[07/11/17]   2017 Work of Art began this morning at Idaho Parents Unlimited/VSA Idaho. A second round will take place in August. Get details by contacting our office: http://www.ipulidaho.org

secure.touchnet.net 06/06/2017

Nature Lovers Art Camp

secure.touchnet.net Price: $139.00

06/02/2017

Kennedy Center Office of VSA and Accessibility

"Create a Playlist: 'Wash face. Brush teeth. Get dressed. Eat breakfast.' Sure, you could write out each step in your child’s morning routine and tape it to the bathroom mirror. Or you could download, create, and string together songs into a morning playlist that keeps him moving and reminds him to stay on task."

05/20/2017

VSA - Education - The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

This year's VSA International Yo Soy...Je Suis...I Am Theme is UBUN2U - Because You Are!

For children with disabilities:

http://education.kennedy-center.org/education/vsa/programs/vsa_iap.cfm?_ga=1.54835171.955119149.1431478867

education.kennedy-center.org an exciting opportunity for children with disabilities from around the world to display their artwork side-by-side in an online exhibition.

idahogives.org 05/05/2017

Support Idaho Parents Unlimited in #IdahoGives!

We're so grateful to everyone who has helped IPUL today during Idaho Gives! We are hoping to make it to $2,000! We're about $450 short right now. There are still a few hours left for you to help. Our children with disabilities and complex health conditions are so important. Let's show their families we care about them and their education, health, and arts opportunities! We can do it!!
Here's the direct link to contribute:
https://www.idahogives.org/organizations/idaho-parents-unlimited

idahogives.org I’m ready to support Idaho Parents Unlimited on May 4, 2017 during Idaho Gives 2017. Learn more about Idaho Parents Unlimited and all the other organizations participating in #IdahoGives.

ktvb.com 04/20/2017

Medical arts: 'Dr. J' paints with surgical tools

ktvb.com "Dr. J" at St. Luke's has a unique way of expressing his creative side: He paints with surgical tools.

04/19/2017

2017 Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Arts & History - Call for Nominations - City of Boise

https://www.boiseartsandhistory.org/opportunities/calls-opportunities/2017-mayor-s-awards-for-excellence-in-arts-history-call-for-nominations/

boiseartsandhistory.org The Boise City Department of Arts & History and the Office of Boise Mayor David Bieter are pleased to accept nominations for the 2017 Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Arts and History. Nominees must have demonstrated distinguished service, creative accomplishment, or other work to benefit the artist...

nytimes.com 04/10/2017

Eleven House Republicans Sign Letter Supporting Arts Endowment

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/07/arts/eleven-house-republicans-sign-letter-supporting-arts-endowment.html?_r=1

nytimes.com In spite of President Trump’s call to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts, there are a growing number of Republicans that want to save it.

[04/08/17]   FYI - Webinars from our friends at VSA Florida:
Please share.

Join us for our April webinars “Sculpture for ALL Learners! How to Approach Sculpture for Learners with Diverse Special Needs.” This webinar will change your mode of thinking when approaching sculpture with elementary students with special needs. Lesson ideas, approaches and techniques will be shared to get ALL students excited about sculpture. This session will be led by Laura Hubbard. Mrs. Hubbard graduated from Rowan University with a B.F.A. in Painting, and received an M.Ed. in Art Education from Tyler School of Art. Mrs. Hubbard has taught in a variety of public and private school settings for 15 years and is currently employed in the Swedesboro-Woolwich School District in Southern New Jersey. As an art educator, she is committed to developing and sharing strategies that meet the needs of ALL learners within the art room. When not teaching her students, Laura regularly presents at state and national conferences on topics related to differentiated instruction, alternate approaches to art, and the inclusive art room.

- April 10, 4:30-5:30 PM (3:30 to 4:30 central)
- April 13, 4:30-5:30 PM (3:30 to 4:30 central)

Our May webinars will be "Choosing Creativity: Choice-Based Art Education for the Inclusive Classroom.” This webinar will take a look at how you can implement a choice-based art classroom, while meeting the needs of our diverse student populations. Checks for understanding, design of the studio environment, assessments, and strategies will be discussed and demonstrated. This session will be led by Samantha Varian. Ms. Varian has been an art educator for four years, teaching K-12 in inclusive art classrooms. She completed her Masters degree in Art Education with an Emphasis in Special Populations from Moore College of Art & Design in 2016, where she conducted her thesis on the benefits of a Choice-Based art education curriculum for the inclusive classroom and how CBAE builds creativity, confidence, and critical thinking skills, while meeting and supporting the needs of a diverse student population.

- May 17, 5:30-6:30 (4:30-5:30 central)
- May 24, 5:30-6:30 (4:30-5:30 central)

To register for any of these FREE webinars, please visit: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/ 3147316/Webinar-registration http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3147316/Webinar-registration

VSAFL also posts archived webinars on our website, available at: http://vsafl.org/content/webinars

VSA Florida webinars are supported in part by the Florida Department of Education’s Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services and the Florida Department of State’s Division of Cultural Affairs.

Jennifer Sabo
Executive Director

VSA Florida
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Ave

03/22/2017

Kennedy Center Office of VSA and Accessibility

The arts matter.
Arts education matters.
Students with disabilities matter.
This work matters.

Read more from Jenna Gabriel, Kennedy Center Manager of Special Education, as she recounts her time at the National Art Education Association National Convention. #naea17 #kcspecialed

03/22/2017

Association of Teaching Artists

Art is not a privilege. It is the soul of our country, the beating heart of our humanity,” (Ford Foundation President Darren) Walker said. “And in these times, these menacing, perilous challenging times, we need the arts and humanities more than ever before.”

03/18/2017

Arts Education Partnership

Did you know that @TheGoverningBoard will release the results of the 2016 Arts #NAEP next month at the @KennedyCenter? Save your seat now: http://bit.ly/2lXt1jX

opensocietyfoundations.org 03/14/2017

Open Society Youth Exchange Fellowships

The Open Society Foundations' Youth Exchange, in partnership with the Human Rights Initiative, seeks applicants for its Community Youth Fellowships. The fellowships come with an award of up to $60,000 for full-time, 18-month projects (prorated for part-time or 12-month projects).

The Community Youth Fellowships will support dynamic activists aged 18-25 who want to implement a project of their own design that advances human rights anywhere in the United States. This opportunity is specifically for young persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Successful applicants should demonstrate a connection to the community in which they will be based. Human rights projects could include those relating to criminal justice, workers' rights, employment, education, health, housing, or immigration, among other subject areas.

Applicants should be young persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities between the ages of 18 and 25. Their proposed projects must focus on human rights in the United States.

Deadline to apply: April 7, 2017
More info at: www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/open-society-youth-exchange-fellowships-20170309

opensocietyfoundations.org Open Society Youth Exchange Fellowship supports young persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities who want to implement a project that advances human rights anywhere in the United States.

readbrightly.com 01/30/2017

Books to Help Kids Understand What It’s Like to Be a Refugee | Brightly

readbrightly.com Stories can facilitate dialogue, foster understanding, and inspire young readers to help create safe and welcoming environments in their own communities.

01/26/2017

Last Chance to Apply to the VSA Playwright Discovery Program!

In the past five years, two students were selected from Idaho! Get your scripts in:

http://thejohnfkennedycenterfortheperformingarts.cmail19.com/t/ViewEmail/r/63E8BB40C2394C842540EF23F30FEDED/9FC1E2DCD13FA8EF2438807772DD75D1

thejohnfkennedycenterfortheperformingarts.cmail19.com . Writers with disabilities and collaborative groups that include students with disabilities, in U.S. grades 6-12 (or equivalents) or ages 11-18 for non-U.S. students, are invited to explore

boiseartsandhistory.org 01/19/2017

Open Opportunities - City of Boise

boiseartsandhistory.org Boise City invites vendors to pre-qualify for the fabrication and installation of exhibit-quality historical interpretive signs, with the possibility of assisting with the design work of the sign bases. APPLY NOW

01/05/2017

VSA - Education - The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Don't miss this!!!
http://education.kennedy-center.org//education/vsa/programs/young_soloists.cfm

education.kennedy-center.org The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is America's National Cultural Center. Located in Washington, DC, the Kennedy Center presents the latest musical and theatrical productions, jazz concerts, family performances, and a free performance every day at 6pm on the Millennium Stage.

01/04/2017

Arts Education Partnership

Young musicians with disabilities, ages 14–25, have the chance to earn $2,000 and an opportunity to perform at the The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. through the VSA International Young Soloists Competition! The deadline for entries is Feb. 8, 2017.

Young musicians with disabilities, ages 14–25, have the chance to earn $2,000 and an opportunity to perform at the The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. through the VSA International Young Soloists Competition! The deadline for entries is Feb. 8, 2017.

psmag.com 12/12/2016

Arts Education Reduces Stress Level of Low-Income Students

https://psmag.com/arts-education-reduces-stress-level-of-low-income-students-8ec26279aa86#.uarx3v1cc

psmag.com Music and dance training can have an immediate, physiological benefit.

11/21/2016

Perform at the Kennedy Center! Enter the VSA International Young Soloists Competition!

Call for Entries!!

http://thejohnfkennedycenterfortheperformingarts.cmail19.com/t/ViewEmail/r/B42D4E184ADDD85B2540EF23F30FEDED/9FC1E2DCD13FA8EF2438807772DD75D1

thejohnfkennedycenterfortheperformingarts.cmail19.com The Kennedy Center Office of VSA and Accessibility is now accepting applications for the 2017 VSA International Young Soloists Competition. This program is open to musicians with disabilities ages 14-25. Soloists and ensembles of any instrument or genre including classical, jazz, hip-hop, rock, and…

11/16/2016

Ohio Arts Council

From our friends at VSA Ohio:

Looking to make your organization more accessible for all people, but not quite sure where to start? Plan to tune in for our FREE webinar, Increasing Access: Opening Doors for People with Disabilities on November 17th! For more information about the webinar, our guest speaker Erin J. Hoppe, or to register, check out the link below.

http://www.oac.ohio.gov/News-Events/OAC-News/ctl/ViewEvent/mid/743/OccuranceId/458/ReturnTabId/97

mtstatejobs.taleo.net 11/05/2016

Arts Education Director

FYI: Passed on from our colleagues at the NEA:

The Montana Arts Council has opened the search for a full-time Arts Education Director to be based in Helena, MT, beginning January 2017. The posting is open through November 30, 2016. For details click here: https://mtstatejobs.taleo.net/careersection/200/jobdetail.ftl?job=16142762

mtstatejobs.taleo.net Click the link provided to see the complete job description.

boiseartsandhistory.org 10/25/2016

2017 Public Art Academy - City of Boise

boiseartsandhistory.org Public Art Academy, a career training program for Idaho artists, is accepting applications for the February/March 2017 session. This is the fifth year the Public Art Academy is offered. Eighty artists have gone through the program, many of whom have completed their first public art projects or were…

10/18/2016

The arts in education

They're speaking our language:

http://cec.informz.net/informzdataservice/onlineversion/ind/bWFpbGluZ2luc3RhbmNlaWQ9NTk5Mzc4NiZzdWJzY3JpYmVyaWQ9MTA0Njc0MjA3NA==

cec.informz.net There has been a push to include the arts in programs focused on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)—turning STEM to STEAM.

surelsplace.org 07/31/2016

Bob’s Art Farm |

surelsplace.org Bob’s Art Farm CALL FOR ENTRIES CONTACT: [email protected] DEADLINE: rolling, through Monday, August 15, 2016, Midnight Bob Neal (1961-2015) was a fearless downhill skier, a legendary ultimate frisbee player, a visionary, an eccentric, and, above all, an artist. He believed that art is more th...

07/08/2016

July VSA Webinar

http://thejohnfkennedycenterfortheperformingarts.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/r/27F33B9E86D7F9C82540EF23F30FEDED/059E82CC61949EE2981D23A7722F2DCD

thejohnfkennedycenterfortheperformingarts.cmail20.com ** If you are unable to attend the live Webinar, by registering you will automatically receive a link to a recording following its completion. **

06/29/2016

Register Now for the 2016 Arts & Autism Conference!

It's in Ohio, but it looks fantastic! 2016 Arts and Autism Conference

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