VSA New Jersey Seeking Nominations For Outstanding Educators & Student Artists

NEW BRUNSWICK — VSA New Jersey (VSA/NJ), a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the creative power of people with disabilities, is accepting applications for the 2014 Arts Achievement Awards. VSA New Jersey is a member of the VSA Affiliate Network, a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

The annual VSA/NJ Arts Achievement Awards include the STUDENT ARTS EXCELLENCE AWARDS, presented to students with disabilities who are classified (mainstreamed, inclusion, self-contained classes or activities), 14 – 21 years old, not to exceed twelfth grade level, who show outstanding achievement in and commitment to an art form; and the EDUCATION IN THE ARTS AWARDS presented to outstanding educators and administrators for establishing high quality arts programs for classified students. The awards also recognize individuals who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to arts education for classified students. Award recipients become candidates for the distinguished NJ Governor’s Awards in Arts Education. Application deadline is January 23, 2014.

For applications and registration information, contact VSA New Jersey at 703 Jersey Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, (732) 745-3885, 745-3913 (TTY), or info@vsanj.org.

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