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4oDays Around The World: A Digital Arts Festival

VSA Tennessee is excited to announce that it is working to unveil its largest project to date. The 40 Days Around the World Digital Arts Festival is the cooperative effort of art, education and cultural exchanges between nearly 60 countries, numerous VSA Affiliates, schools, military groups, healthcare providers, sports teams, and more.  All of these are coming together to celebrate the power of the arts to bring people of all abilities together from all over the world.  The festival began as a way to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the international VSA program, but has grown to be much more. The festival opens June 16, but pre-events and promotions are just around the corner.  Watch us here and on Facebook and join our online newsletter. You are NOT going to want to miss this.




The 40 Days Around the World project is an international digital festival coordinated by VSA Tennessee (www.vsatn.org) with assistance from Middle Tennessee State University in which 60 countries and 37 states have engaged in 40 unique artistic exchanges involving people with disabilities. The primary focus of the event is to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the VSA program founded by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith, sister to former President John F Kennedy, and to demonstrate the power of the arts to bring together people of all abilities and backgrounds.

The festival opens to the public on June 16 at http://40days.vsatn.org. Individuals can go to this location now and provide their email address so that they will be notified when the festival opens


VSA Tennessee Has Exchange with Ireland

VSA Tennessee traveled to Galway, Ireland to learn more about their work with individuals with disabilities.  This visit was also part of the 40 Days Around the World art exchange.  VSA Tennessee worked with a Cub Scout group to write stories in the form of... read more

International Quilt Hangs at the US Department of State

On Friday, May 29, the International Quilt that was coordinate by VSA Tennessee was received at the US Department of State through a ceremony involving speakers: Steve Ramirez (Chairperson of the Disability Action Group), John M Robinson (Director of the Office of... read more

VSA Tennessee Conducts Exchange with Greece

After completing a spring semester study abroad program in Italy, Christian Kissinger hoped on a plane on his own dime and flew to Greece to conduct an art workshop as part of the 40 Days Around the World Project. This workshop was in partnership with the mask project... read more

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