Be a Part of Something Big

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                                                                                                                                           Dear VSA Colorado Supporter,

Finding a job… any job in high school is tough; finding one when you have a disability is even tougher. People with disabilities face an unemployment rate of nearly 70% – yes, 70%! Nearly 5 years ago we realized we were working with teens to develop job skills for jobs that may not exist.

Each summer VSA Colorado/Access Gallery works with 15 – 20 high school students with disabilities to develop skills and strategies to increase access to economic opportunities.  Each of our students has a unique gift or talent for artistic expression. From creating $5 pieces of art for our Art O Mat machine or working on a corporate commission, each student has the opportunity to earn money.

We need your support for our program this summer. 

A donation of $25 provides bus vouchers for transportation

A donation of $50 provides healthy snacks for the group for one week.

A donation of $100 provides art supplies for one week.

Thank you.

Your Gift will be doubled through a 1:1 match up to the first $1000 from an anonymous donor.

VSA Colorado/Access Gallery by the numbers:

One in five people in Colorado has a disability, including nearly 250,000 in the Denver Metro Area alone.

Each year VSA Colorado serves more than a 1000 individuals with disabilities – 75% of these individuals are low income, earning less than $25,000 a year for a family of four.  DONATE TODAY

jvacorpVSA Colorado/Access Gallery is an inclusive nonprofit organization that engages the community by opening doors to creative and educational opportunities for people with disabilities to access and experience the artsVSA is an international nonprofit organization founded in 1974 by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith. Nearly five million people with disabilities participate in VSA arts programs each year through affiliate programs in each state and over sixty countries worldwide. VSA Colorado was established in 1978 and continues to thrive today. Each year VSA Colorado serves nearly ten thousand people with disabilities, their families and those that work with them

VSA Guiding Principles 

Every young person with a disability deserves access to appropriate arts learning experiences. All artists in schools and art educators should be appropriately prepared to include students with disabilities in their instruction. All children, youth and adults with disabilities should have complete access to community cultural facilities and activities. All individuals with disabilities who aspire to careers in the arts should have the opportunity to develop appropriate skills.VSA Colorado is a full affiliate of VSA arts operating in the geographic confines of the State of Colorado. Visit the VSA National Office website.   Access Gallery: The cornerstone of our work is the Access Gallery. Our exhibits include work by emerging or established artists with disabilities; group shows created by artists representing a particular disability/type of practice; shows exploring the theme of disability culture or how disability is viewed by society; and shows representing the various programs and projects sponsored by VSA Colorado.  We are a free gallery and open to the public during gallery hours listed below. Closed on holidays Access Gallery is located at 909 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204. Art Access Gallery is a member of the the Art District on Santa Fe and participates in held the First and third Friday of each month.