Projects & Programs

Projects & Programs

Look at my art!

In the first four years of funding, the VAPA Foundation has achieved the following through the VAPA Enhancement Awards Program:

  • Awarded $99,662 to create enhanced arts education projects at SDUSD schools
  • 72 Teachers at SDUSD have received awards
  • 4,886 SDUSD students have been directly served through the projects that include interactive field trips/workshops, artist residencies, professional development for teachers, and the purchase of non-consumable materials, equipment and musical instruments for any arts discipline.

Other programs supported by the VAPA Foundation include:

  • Fall Fiddle Fest – teaching artists work with students in every performance level for a delightful afternoon of fiddle music!
  • Mural Mentoring – artists work with schools to turn blank walls into works of art to beautify their campus and neighborhood.
  • Spring Honor Concerts – instrumental concerts for elementary through high school and an honor choir concert.
  • Cluster Arts Festivals – spring celebration of visual arts, music, dance and theatre.

Watch Our Enhancement Program 2018/2019 Video

VAPA Enhancement Program 2020/2021

We are pleased to announce the 2020/2021 VAPA Program Recipients.

Current VEP Partners

Guitars in the Classroom
The Rosin Box Project
Arts for Learning San Diego
Ballet Folklorico en Aztlan
San Diego Creative Arts Project

Past VEP Partners

PGK Dance Project
David’s Harp Foundation
Playwrights Project
Malashock Dance
San Diego Junior Theatre
Hausmann String Quartet