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

Group of artists showing their finished artworks from class

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


• All people who aspire to careers in the arts should have an opportunity to develop their skills