VSA Logo

Setting the Stage For Everyone’s Artistic Talents


Welcome artists, educators and parents! VSA Tennessee is your resource for ideas,

tools and opportunities to support arts programming in schools and communities.


An Array of Arts Programming All Year

Arts in Education


Training & Resources

For Artists

Become a VSA artist and invite others

Be part of performance and showings

Give of your resources, time and talents

For Educators

Discover our ongoing programs

Learn about upcoming events

Experience the art of VSA artists

Participate in VSA Tennessee

Give donations

Volunteer your time

Share your talents

Vsa Logo

VSA Tennessee provides opportunities for young people with disabilities to participate in and express themselves through the arts and arts education.


Featured News & Events

Holston 9

Each school year, VSA Tennessee is pleased to provide 4 “artists-in-residence” to special education classrooms through a contract with the TN Dept of Education. We are currently accepting applications for this program for the 2017-2018 school year. The program is filled on a first request basis with emphasis of having at least 1 residency in each of the 3 major divisions of the State.

Artist-In- Residence Program Details:
– Residencies are 3 to 5 days in length. These days can be done consecutively or they can be split up over several weeks. The set-up of the dates are determined by the needs of the classroom teacher and the availability of the artist.
– Residencies can take place from Sept. 1 – May 1 of the school year.
– There is no cost to the school for the artist or the supplies used during the residency.
– The artist will utilize his/her artistic skills to focus on math and/or science curriculum.
– The participating teacher receives a $300 stipend for participation.
– All lesson plans and materials used during the residency will be compiled by VSA TN and placed into a curriculum guide, which can be found on the VSA TN website at www.vsatn.org.

If you are interested in receiving this program in your classroom, please contact: Lori Kissinger, userk7706@comcast.net or (615) 210-8819.

Please include the following information:
– Name of your school
– Age group for which you would like the residency
– Number of students
– Types of disabilities
– If you have a preference on an art form (dance, drama, music or visual arts), please let us know and rank order your preference



Memorial Park Mosaic Wall Project works with Scouts

A busy day for VSA TN today. The Memorial Mosaic Wall Project began. The first group to work on this project was a group of cub scouts. It has begun. Thanks to our current supporters of this program: The Community Foundation of Middle TN, Nashville Predators Foundation #NashvillePredators Nashville Predators and the Woman’s Club of Hendersonville. This program is under the artistic direction of Yvette Renee of Diamond Studios in partnership with the Hendersonville Parks and Recreation... read more

Teapot Diplomats make Items for Diversity Training

VSA TN Teapot Diplomats working hard today. They have been asked to make items and represent the disability community at a diversity training for police cadets. It is quite an honor. Thanks to my intern, Jessica Lynn Allen for leading the workshop and to the Clay Lady Studios for the use of their space and... read more

Email Sign Up

Sign up to receive the VSA newsletter, special announcements and reports.

Latest News

Discover our latest programs. Learn about upcoming events. Experience the art of VSA artists.

Get Involved

Become a VSA artist and invite others. Be a part of performance and showings. Give of your time and talents.