Youth Art Month Kids Festival and Exhibit
posted: March 4
Free! Youth Art Month Festival March 15, 10 am – 2pm.
Exhibit: March 3 – April 30, 10am – 4pm.
During the one day “Youth Art Month Family Festival”, children of all ages participate in eight “hands-on” art creation stations, face painting and tours of the historic mansion, “Reno’s First Address”. No registration is required and activities run continuously during the free event. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This event is partly funded by the City of Reno’s Art & Culture Commission and sales of the “Rich in Art” license plate.
Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 3 through April 30, the Lake Mansion, owned and operated by VSA Nevada, will be filled with colorful and imaginative children’s art work created during 750 VSA arts of Nevada workshops in 65 elementary through high school special education classrooms in Washoe and Carson City Schools Districts. Admission is free and includes tours of the historic Lake Mansion built in 1877, moved in 1971 and again in 2004.
YAM press release 2014
VSA International Young Soloists Award Program
posted: November 7
Since 1984, the VSA International Young Soloists Program has identified talented musicians who have a disability. The VSA International Young Soloists Competition annually selects up to four outstanding musicians from the United States and the international arena, and supports and encourages them in their pursuit of a career. These emerging musicians receive $2,500, professional development opportunities, and a performance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
Click here for more information and to apply online.
Call for Scripts: 2013 VSA Playwright Discovery Competition
posted: November 30
The VSA Playwright Discovery Competition invites middle and high school students to take a closer look at the world around them, examine how disability affects their lives and the lives of others, and express their views through the art of scriptwriting. Writers may write from their own experience and observations, or create fictional characters and settings. Scripts can be comedies, dramas, or even musicals—be creative! Young writers with and without disabilities are encouraged to submit a script. Entries may be the work of an individual student or a collaboration by a group of students. The competition has two divisions: grades 6-8 and grades 9-12. A distinguished jury of theater professionals selects one winner from each division. The Division 1 winner will receive a cash prize for his/her school. The Division 2 winner will receive a cash prize for his/herself and school. Deadline: June 1, 2013.
For more information and to apply online, click here.
VSA Nevada offers Summer Art Camps at the Lake Mansion
posted: April 4
Art camps at the Lake Mansion
Five Day Art Camps are available from June through August 2011.
VSA Nevada offers Summer Art Camps at Alf Sorensen Community Center
posted: April 1
Art camps at Alf Sorensen Community Center
We offer four day summer art camps at the Alf Sorensen Community Center.