Sponsors and Supports
The generosity of our "An Evening with Scott MacIntyre" sponsors assures the continued growth of VSA Florida programs throughout the state.
The Art Mundo Center for Creative Expression, a not-for-profit community arts education organization, strives to create a world of possibilities through education, exhibitions and public outreach programs in the contemporary arts. The Center is a supportive and creative environment providing people of all ages and backgrounds the opportunities to create, study and present art, nurturing artists' careers in all stages of development and servicing the community's art and cultural needs by expanding public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of art.
The Autism Services Grants Council has provided funding to VSA Florida for the 2015 Animation Gets Real Summer Camp.
The Florida Department of Education provides funding that promotes learning through the arts for students with disabilities from pre-kindergarten through age 21. Funding is utilized for technical assistance, professional development, and coaching for program partners.
The Department of Cultural Affairs provides funding to VSA Florida to help support our artist residency and cultural access programming.
Las Damas de Arte provided partial funding for a VSA Florida Start with the Arts residency program for pre-K students in Hillsborough County in the Ruskin area. Four preschool classrooms learned about the arts during an 8 week residency program at each of their schools and then came together for a mini-festival at the Firehouse Cultural Center in Ruskin.
VSA Florida provides art organizations and cultural centers the opportunity to meet their social and community goals by providing a public spotlight on programming designed for all clients, including those with disabilities. Thanks to Miami Children’s Museum in Miami Dade County for providing artistic inspiration and exhibition space to North Beach Elementary students in an ESE classroom that are receiving 8 one-hour visits from VSAFL teaching artist, Lee Cohen. Thanks to classroom teacher Judith Palomino at North Beach Elementary and museum COO, Victor Vincent for helping to facilitate this opportunity. The partnership will culminate in an exhibition planned for later this year at the Miami Children’s Museum.
For over 20 years, American artist Jon Allen has created unique, quality metal sculptures and wall art from the finest materials and hand-finished techniques. Statements2000 provides Jon's fine quality, innovative, original metal artwork to his collectors, clients and art enthusiasts while maintaining friendly and professional service. You can visit Jon's website at Statements2000.com.
Jon Allen has generously donated the trophy/artwork pieces given to all VSA Florida Student of the Month recognition program winners.
VSA Florida has partnered with the Adrienne Arsht Center of Miami for the last 5 years to provide artist residency programs in Miami Dade County. The residencies culminate with a final performance at the Arsht Center.
The Children's Board of Hillsborough County provided funding that allowed VSA Florida to hire a consultant to formally evaluate VSAFL's current Community Arts Program and provide us with a strategic plan for the next five years. Funds will also be used to educate and expose the creativity that is housed in all individuals, especially exposing the creativity in students who are diagnosed with a disability.
Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida (www.jaxcf.org) is Florida’s oldest and largest community foundation. The Foundation works to stimulate philanthropy to build a better community – helping donors invest their philanthropic gifts wisely, helping nonprofits serve the region effectively, and helping people come together to make the community a better place. The Foundation has nearly $297 million in assets and has made grants in excess of $278 million since 1964.
The Powell Group Fund was established at the Baton Rouge Area Foundation in appreciation of The Powell Group’s employees whose productivity make it possible for The Powell Group to give back to the community. The purpose of the fund is to support non-profit organizations demonstrating they have planned their projects with respect to the community’s greatest opportunities, particularly in the areas of arts and humanities, community development, education, environment, health care, and human services.
VSA Florida's artist residency programs in Orange County are supported by United Arts of Central Florida with funds from the United Arts campaign and by State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida council on Arts and Culture. For more information on the United Arts of Central Florida, please visit www.united arts.cc.
Young at Art Children's Museum in partnership with VSA Florida will provide an artist residency program for students at Hollywood Park Elementary. Students will tour the museum for learning and inspiration. Upon returning to the school they will spend 1 hour each week for the next 8 weeks creating their own masterpieces. The residency will culminate with an exhibition of work at Young at Art. VSAFL is also planning a cultural access training for docents and staff at the museum.