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.

Blick Art Materials Names VAPA as a Charitable Partner
In its Blick Give and Get campaign

Contact:Vince Heald, Beck Ellman Heald, 858-717-1000,
Sarah Vargas, Beck Ellman Heald, 951-591-9727,

San Diego, CA – Blick Art Materials, in collaboration with The Dreaming Zebra Foundation, has named VAPA charity arts programs as a Charitable Partner in its Blick Give and Get campaign. The not-for-profit VAPA Foundation enhances the quality of and access to arts education in the San Diego Unified School District through the VAPA Enhancement Program, Honor Concerts, Recognitions, Collaborations, and Program Development, where needed.

Blick’s retail location in Little Italy began collecting donations on November 27th and will continue through December 24th. During that period, each customer who purchases art materials for donation to VAPA will receive an exclusive 20% off entire transaction thank you coupon, valid on purchases made 12/26/20 - 1/6/21. Blick outlets will have donation bins as well as ample signage set up in-store, plus a wide variety of eMarketing over the next several weeks.

“We are honored to be named as a Charitable Partner by Blick Art Materials,” said Doreen Schonbrun, President of The VAPA Foundation. “This wonderful organization is helping us spread the joy of art this holiday season and helping us through unprecedented times! Please donate new art materials to our charity programs at your local Blick store.”

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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.


Our Partners

We've made it possible for our partners 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.

The Something Sweet Shop
Blick Art Materials
The Dreaming Zebra Foundation
Price Philanthropies
Rainforest Art Project
pjhm architects
Students of San Diego