Registration for artsJAM Detroit! Now Open

Registration for artsJAM Detroit! Now Open

VSA arts of Michigan (VSAMI) announces open registration for the after school program artsJAM Detroit! This program is open to teens 14-26 with an IEP designation, an interest in the arts and a willingness to attend the program on a regular and consistent basis. Interested individuals should contact Alana Barter, Program Coordinator for artsJAM Detroit! at alana@vsami.org or 313.832.3303. Applicants are required to submit an application form in addition to participating in a pre-entry interview. Applications may be downloaded from the VSAMI website at www.vsami.org.

artsJAM Detroit! is an after-school program offered by VSA arts of Michigan. This opportunity enhances the learning experience for teens living with disabilities by encouraging creative expression through the arts to develop life enhancing and pre-vocational skills as they prepare to enter the workforce. Students work with professional artists to learn creative processes, in addition to gaining production, management, and marketing skills. School districts may offer credit toward high school graduation to student completing a required number of hours of study. This program is funded in part by VSA arts of Michigan, Highland Park School District, City of Detroit Neighborhood Opportunity Fund, and Pfizer Global Research and Development Fund.

VSAMI is a member of the international network of VSA arts, an affiliate of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. VSA arts was founded in 1974 by Jean Kennedy Smith, and has been designated by the U.S. congress as the nation’s coordinating agency for arts programs for people with disabilities. VSA has 52 affiliates in the U.S. and over 55 international affiliates, and annually serves millions of people worldwide.

VSA arts of Michigan supports its programs and services across the state through grants from national VSA arts under an award from the United States Department of Education Office of Special Education; the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs; and through contributions from corporations, foundations and individuals.

For further information, please contact Jessica Guzmán at 313-832-3303, or email jessica@vsami.org.