Category: Media Coverage

Join VAPA on March 20th, 2024 – Alchemy and Equity – Connecting Arts Education to a Thriving Society

Join an engaging conversation on the role arts education plays in our schools, and how communities can unite to make lasting impact.

Wednesday, March 20 · 5:30pm PDT
Comic-Con Museum
2131 Pan American Plaza San Diego, CA 92101

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Teacher Spotlight: Meera Ramanathan’s Innovative Chess Piece Design Program

An exemplary recipient of our 2022-2023 Visual Enhancement Program Award, Meera Ramanathan created a fantastic and innovative program for her students at Zamorano Elementary Fine Arts Academy. Check out how her approach to teaching chess involved a unique blend of Read More

Teacher Spotlight: Samantha Sibbet- Art History and Embracing Cultural Relevance

Teacher Spotlight: Samantha Sibbet- Teaching of Art History and Embracing Cultural Relevance through Kehinde Wiley

 

In the San Diego Unified School District, Samantha Sibbet merged fundamental art history concepts with contemporary cultural relevance through the exploration of Kehinde Wiley’s Read More

VAPA Foundation and Center for World Music; A Harmonious Partnership of Culturally Responsive Music Residencies in SDUSD

In an impactful collaboration, the VAPA Foundation and the Center for World Music orchestrated transformative music residencies across seven schools in San Diego Unified School District, showcasing the rich musical heritage of Central and South America.

 

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Level Up Multi-Art VAPA Camps: Culturally Responsive Arts Education with City Heights Music School

This past summer 2023 at Perkins Elementary, the VAPA Foundation teamed up with the City Heights Music School (CHMS) in a transformative afterschool and summer school program that reshaped students’ artistic journeys with a culturally rooted approach.

 

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The 2023 Larry Baza Scholarship Art Auction – A Wonderful Event!

We had a fantastic time holding this year’s Larry Baza Scholarship Art Auction. It was a wonderful night as we auctioned off numerous artworks to raise funds for this year’s graduating seniors to pursue the arts in higher education!

The … Read More

Student Art Displays to be Unveiled at San Diego Unified School District Exhibit

MEDIA ADVISORY

Hundreds of Student Art Displays to be Unveiled at San Diego Unified School District Exhibit – Tuesday, March 14, 2023

SAN DIEGO – Works of art from students of all ages spanning UTK through high school will
soon … Read More

District Announces Winners of the 2023 VAPA Spotlight Awards

For Immediate Release: March 6, 2023

The Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Department of the San Diego Unified School
District announces winners of the 2023 VAPA Spotlight Awards

The VAPA Spotlight Awards celebrate Transforming Lives Through the Arts across San … Read More