Dance. Music. Theater. Visual Arts.

The VAPA Foundation believes that an education infused with the arts transforms the lives of young people. Read on to learn about the work we do to connect students in the San Diego Unified School District with VAPA — visual and performing arts.

Update on how VAPA is doing at SDUSD

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – After a year of struggling to translate hands-on fields such as art, music, theater, dance, and visual art, many teachers and students in the San Diego Unified School District are elated to be back learning with one another in-person. Russ Sperling, Director at the Visual and Performing Arts Department at SDUSD, joined KUSI’s Logan Byrnes on Good Evening San Diego to give an update on how the department is doing.

For example, Sperling said, theater students have had to be inventive, learning to create a new piece of theater on Zoom, then premiering it “drive-in movie” style in a parking lot.

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Number of Schools in the District

260

Number of VAPA Teachers Supported

105793

Number of Students Served

THE VAPA ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM APPLICATION FOR 2020-2021 IS NOW CLOSED

The not-for-profit VAPA Foundation serves one purpose: to increase and enhance visual and performing arts learning opportunities in your classrooms and schools. To this end, we are pleased to open the VAPA enhancement Program application for 2020-2021.

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Our Sponsors

We’ve made it possible for our sponsors to provide teachers unique arts enhancement experiences that are beyond the regular budget of SDUSD. We’ve also made it possible for them to fund Honor Concerts, Fiddle Fest and Copland House collaboration; These are all important education programs that benefit SDUSD students.

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