Category: Press Release

The Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Department of the San Diego Unified School District announces winners of the 2022 VAPA Spotlight Awards

For Immediate Release: March 7, 2022

The VAPA Spotlight Awards celebrate Transforming Lives Through the Arts across San Diego Unified School District. These awards highlight outcomes that are aligned with the goals of the district’s strategic plan for the Visual … Read More

The Community Engaged Mural Program for 2021-2022 is Now Closed

2021-22 Community Engaged Mural Program

The VAPA Department, with support from the VAPA Foundation, is offering a Community Engaged Mural (CEM) program that provides funding for materials and training for CEM leadership teams to engage, organize and lead diverse groups … Read More

Visual and Performing Arts Foundation Announces Eighteen Teachers Who Will Receive 2021–22 VAPA Enhancement Program Funds

For immediate release: November 2, 2021
Contact: Stephanie Thompson Communications
619-840-7353

San Diego, CA — Eighteen San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) teachers will receive awards to underwrite Visual and Performing Arts instruction, experiences, and materials, funded by the VAPA Read More

City Schools’ Visual and Performing Arts Foundation Raising Funds to Earn Matching Grant, Support SDUSD Students in the Arts

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For immediate release: August 17, 2021
Contact: Stephanie Thompson Communications
619-840-7353

San Diego, CA—The Visual and Performing Arts Foundation, an independent nonprofit that supports the San Diego Unified School District’s Visual and Performing Arts … Read More

Superintendent Cindy Marten Confirmed as U.S. Deputy Education Secretary

SAN DIEGO –  Superintendent Cindy Marten has been confirmed as the next U.S. Deputy Education Secretary by a vote from the Senate, and will prepare to transition from the San Diego Unified School District to Washington, D.C. to serve President … Read More

As students return in-person, here’s a reminder that arts and music are essential in education

As students across the United States navigate education during the COVID-19 pandemic, music and art education deliver substantial developmental and educational benefits. We’re thrilled the San Diego Union-Tribune has published an op-ed written by Dalouge Smith, CEO of The Lewis Read More

Level Up SD Summer of Joy and Learning – Summer Enrichment Program

April 8, 2021 – San Diego, CA – The San Diego Foundation today announced a new partnership with San Diego Unified School District that seeks grant proposals from nonprofit organizations to reimagine and enhance the 2021 summer school experience with … Read More

The VAPA Spotlight Awards Celebrate Transforming Lives Through the Arts

Join us at the
2021 VAPA Spotlight Awards Presentation
on Thursday, April 15 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm

The Visual and Performing Arts Department (VAPA) of the San Diego Unified School District announces winners of the 2021 VAPA Spotlight Awards

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The VAPA Foundation Announces 2020 VAPA Enhancement Program Recipients

Source: https://sites.google.com/sandi.net/vapanews/12121

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