VSA, the international organization on arts and disability, was founded more than 35 years ago by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith to provide arts and education opportunities for people with disabilities and increase access to the arts for all.
The Kennedy Center contract allows the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina to provide significantly deeper arts experiences for students with disabilities in Beaufort County.
The Arts Center has been awarded its fourth contract to implement the Kennedy Center’s VSA Children's Visual Art Discovery Program, which kicked off in November 2017. Senior Director of Education, Alana Adams, explained that “the Arts Center has had an existing partnership with Kennedy Center through their Kennedy Center Partners-in-Education (KCPIE) program since 1992, and this is just our newest project to implement Kennedy Center educational programs in our community here in Beaufort County.”
This VSA program is provided in 2020-2021 under a contract with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.