Due to a significant loss in government funding, Very Special Arts (VSA) affiliates, which work to provide opportunities for people with disabilities to experience and participate in the arts, needed to re-examine how they achieve their mission. The Lodestar Foundation provided a challenge grant to fund a consultant to facilitate the collaboration exploration process. Ultimately, the affiliates decided to not change their structure, but through the exploration process, they learned how to better position the network within their partnership with the Kennedy Center as well as among the national arts/disabilities organizations.
Grant Amount: $25,000
Year Granted: 2013
Timeframe: Grant awarded over multiple years
Grantee: Very Special Arts (VSA)
Grantee Website: Very Special Arts (VSA)