We are excited to reintroduce ourselves with a new name that continues to highlight our mission of commitment to supporting equality, collaboration & inclusion in the arts. Arts Equity harnesses the power of the arts to change attitudes about people with disabilities & move toward our vision of social justice and a fully inclusive society.
Arts Equity (formerly VSA arts RI) provides arts education, advocacy for cultural programs that model inclusive practices & supports diverse opportunities for active participation by children, youth & adults with disabilities in our cultural community. We work to promote quality & accessible art experiences by working with Rhode Island artists, educators, arts administrators, health/human & social service professionals to establish inclusive spaces, programs & communities making it possible for all Rhode Islanders to benefit from visual, literary, performing & digital media arts experiences
Our guiding principles are:
• All people should have full access to cultural facilities and events
• Everyone deserves high quality arts learning experiences
• Arts educators should be prepared to include all students in their instruction