VSA arts Expands Focus on International Community Of People with Disabilities

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from VSA arts

    WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- VSA arts has
 appointed Soula Antoniou as Executive Director of the International VSA arts
 Festival 2004, to be held in Washington, D.C.  She also will serve as Vice
 President of International Services.  Ms. Antoniou was promoted to these
 leadership roles from her former position as Vice President of Affiliate
 Services.  Prior to her seven years with VSA arts, she worked with the
 Massachusetts Office of Disability in Boston.
     The appointment of Ms. Antoniou as Vice President of International
 Services reflects a strategic priority of the VSA arts Board of Directors to
 strengthen and expand VSA arts' presence and outreach to the international
 community.  Currently, in more than 60 countries around the world, VSA arts
 affiliates work to advance academic, vocational and recreational opportunities
 for children and adults with disabilities by determining local needs and
 providing customized programs.
     A centerpiece of VSA arts international programming is the International
 VSA arts Festival.  Scheduled for June 2004 in Washington, D.C., the next
 festival will bring together the community programming efforts of the
 international affiliate network with a multi-day celebration of art,
 disability and culture to include performance arts events, visual arts
 exhibitions, and professional development workshops and seminars.  The
 festival will demonstrate how VSA arts is a global force in providing artistic
 and educational opportunities for children and adults with disabilities.
     VSA arts promotes learning opportunities through the arts for people with
 disabilities around the world through community-based initiatives such as a
 regional training institute to be held later this month in Lima, Peru, to
 teach Latin American and Caribbean educators how to implement early childhood
 educational tools such as VSA arts' Start with the Arts program and Multi-Arts
 Resource Guide.
 
     VSA arts is a non-profit organization that provides access to the arts for
 people with disabilities for purposes of education and career development.
 Jean Kennedy Smith founded the organization in 1974 as an affiliate of The
 John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.  VSA arts offers comprehensive
 programs in the literary, performing and visual arts, which are implemented
 through a network of United States and international affiliates.
 
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    WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- VSA arts has
 appointed Soula Antoniou as Executive Director of the International VSA arts
 Festival 2004, to be held in Washington, D.C.  She also will serve as Vice
 President of International Services.  Ms. Antoniou was promoted to these
 leadership roles from her former position as Vice President of Affiliate
 Services.  Prior to her seven years with VSA arts, she worked with the
 Massachusetts Office of Disability in Boston.
     The appointment of Ms. Antoniou as Vice President of International
 Services reflects a strategic priority of the VSA arts Board of Directors to
 strengthen and expand VSA arts' presence and outreach to the international
 community.  Currently, in more than 60 countries around the world, VSA arts
 affiliates work to advance academic, vocational and recreational opportunities
 for children and adults with disabilities by determining local needs and
 providing customized programs.
     A centerpiece of VSA arts international programming is the International
 VSA arts Festival.  Scheduled for June 2004 in Washington, D.C., the next
 festival will bring together the community programming efforts of the
 international affiliate network with a multi-day celebration of art,
 disability and culture to include performance arts events, visual arts
 exhibitions, and professional development workshops and seminars.  The
 festival will demonstrate how VSA arts is a global force in providing artistic
 and educational opportunities for children and adults with disabilities.
     VSA arts promotes learning opportunities through the arts for people with
 disabilities around the world through community-based initiatives such as a
 regional training institute to be held later this month in Lima, Peru, to
 teach Latin American and Caribbean educators how to implement early childhood
 educational tools such as VSA arts' Start with the Arts program and Multi-Arts
 Resource Guide.
 
     VSA arts is a non-profit organization that provides access to the arts for
 people with disabilities for purposes of education and career development.
 Jean Kennedy Smith founded the organization in 1974 as an affiliate of The
 John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.  VSA arts offers comprehensive
 programs in the literary, performing and visual arts, which are implemented
 through a network of United States and international affiliates.
 
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