Author(s): National Campaign for Freedom of Expression
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1997

This handbook is but a beginning. In the event you are faced with a challenge to your freedom of artistic expression, seek out additional advice and assistance.

Author(s): Very Special Arts
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1996

This publication may be a useful tool for the following audiences: The public seeking information about arts opportunities for youth and adults with disabilities, including the disability community, the arts community, parents and educators of children with disabilities and organizations serving people with disabilities; Disability and arts organizations, and funding institutions interested in collaborating with VSA affiliates; Individuals and organizations interested in volunteer opportunities through the VSA network; VSA affiliates interested in learning about programs conducted by other

Author(s): President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1996

This report provides a broad overview of the current condition of the arts and the humanities, in the nonprofit, for-profit and amateur sectors, including its size and strengths as well as the weaknesses in its system of financial support. The report makes recommendations for a Millennium Initiative to celebrate the arts and the humanities for the year 2000. It also makes recommendations in five keys areas.

Author(s): Takemoto, Tina
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1996

This article is a mixture of description, autobiographical reflection, and some theoretical analysis. Initially written as an oral presentation accompanied by a number of slides, it has been presented in the context of various academic conferences and artists' gatherings. It is about a collaboration between Angela Ellsworth and myself that came out of our long-standing friendship and artistic relationship and developed as a response to an illness that has affected our two lives in radically different ways. Against an academic impulse to do otherwise, I have chosen to maintain some of the more

Author(s): Sherman, Andrea
Date of Publication: Nov 01, 1996

In this issue of the Monograph, experts in the arts and aging field discuss and describe a myriad programs, policy issues and partnerships across the country.

Author(s): Hassan, Azura
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1995

The 1997 Program Prospectus is a summary of Very Special Arts program activities in the , planned for the period from October 1, 1996 through September 30, 1997. This publication reflects the creativity and diversity of arts programs throughout the VSA network.

Author(s): Anderson, Frances E.
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1994

This compilation of academic research was sponsored by The National Committee, Arts for the Handicapped, an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, now known as Very Special Arts, an international nonprofit organization that offers educational opportunities through the arts for people with disabilities, especially children and youth. The search for this compilation covered visual arts, drama, music, and dance. Research was selected that related to hearing, speech, and visual impairments, mental retardation, emotional, and behavioral disorders, and physical and learning

Author(s): Miller, Howard; Rynders, John E.; and Schleien, Stuart J.
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1994

The question of how to facilitate social interaction between special education students and regular education students has been the subject of much study over the decade. Some successful methods and programs have been identified, but the problem has become one of introducing such programs into regular classroom programming. As the authors of this study note, classrooms must provide students with mental retardation with an enviroment that is motivationally stimulating and emotionally safe. This study provides evidence that drama can serve as a mechanism to increase interaction among students

Author(s): Very Special Arts
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1993

Profiles of program activities in various localities between schools and community organizations. Includes program description, background of the project, funding and other details.

Author(s): Hospital Audiences
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1993

HAI (Hospital Audiences, Inc.) a not-for-profit organization, was created twenty five years ago to mobilize and channel the cultural resources of New York City for those confined to the back wards of the state mental hospitals. Since then, the organization has grown and has successfully harnessed the healing potential of the arts for participants in approximately one thousand human service agencies. An audience totaling over 7.5 million has been reached. On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, HAI held a symposium to articulate and affirm the impact of its work over the past twenty five years