Borderless Arts Tennessee (VSA Tennessee)
Borderless Arts Tennessee provides opportunities for young people with disabilities to participate in and express themselves through the arts and arts education.
In 2007-2008, the Council supported a project by Very Special Arts (VSA) TN to increase arts and music opportunities for children and adults with disabilities. As a result of this initiative, VSA TN created the Tennessee Dulcimer Choir and the Art Institute Camp.
In 2014, the Council provided funding to VSA TN to develop a series of webinars that would provide professional development to artists with disabilities seeking employment in the field of the arts. Webinar topics included building careers in the arts, connecting to employment resources, and networking with other professionals in the arts community. The series is now available for free on their website: A Guide to Career Development Opportunities for Visual and Performing Artists with Disabilities from Tennessee Arts Commission and VSA Tennessee.
VSA-TN continues to often co-sponsor our annual Arts Issue of Breaking Ground magazine. In fall 2017, they renamed the organization and became Borderless Arts Tennessee.
For more information, visit http://vsatn.org/ .