The CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for the 2021 VAPA Spotlight Awards is now open!
DEADLINE for nominations has been extended to Monday, Feb. 22 at 11:59 pm.
The VAPA Spotlight Awards recognize and honor individuals and organizations that are transforming lives … Read More
Message from Superintendent Marten
This week, our nation will celebrate a new beginning, as we witness the inauguration of President-Elect Joseph Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris. It will be, in the words of another great president, “not … Read More
Nineteen San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) teachers will receive awards to underwrite Visual And Performing Arts (VAPA)-related activities and purchases funded by the VAPA Foundation’s 2020-2021 VAPA Enhancement Program. The VAPA Enhancement Program, or VEP, enables any … Read More
Due to current requirements of social distancing and stay at home orders The Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Foundation has announced its second annual “Spotlight gala, Beyond Brilliance … Spotlight on Dynamic Young Artists,” originally set to take place at … Read More
The Visual and Performing Arts Department (VAPA) of the San Diego Unified School District is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 VAPA Spotlight Awards. The VAPA Spotlight Awards celebrate Transforming Lives Through the Arts across the district. These … Read More
Twenty-one San Diego Unified teachers will receive awards to underwrite visual and performing arts (VAPA) related activities and purchases funded by the VAPA Foundation’s 2019-2020 VAPA Enhancement Program. The VAPA Enhancement Program (VEP) enables any San Diego Unified teacher to … Read More
A pilot Community Engaged Mural (CEM) program was launched in San Diego Unified this spring in a partnership between the VAPA Foundation, the VAPA Department, and Zamorano Fine Arts Academy. The program’s mission is to use the public art of … Read More
On Saturday, June 1, Bell Middle School hosted “Arts in Paradise”, an event showcasing student talent and opportunities available in the Morse cluster. Students, parents, and community members from the neighborhood flocked to the event.
Rooms were filled with student … Read More
The SDUSD Visual and Performing Arts Department has coordinated with UC San Diego to provide special campus tours and presentations for district students of the arts. Four half-day tours for music and visual art students took place this spring, with … Read More
The VAPA Spotlight Awards celebrate some of the many successes happening in the visual and performing arts across our district, at all levels, and in all disciplines. These awards highlight outcomes that are aligned with the goals of VAPA’s strategic … Read More