Artworks: Creative Industries

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Artworks: Creative Industries provides skills training and professional development resources in all artistic disciplines – music, visual art, performance, dance, and literature. We support artists at any stage of development: beginners and amateurs using art as a hobby, emerging artists, and accomplished artists preparing to start their own businesses.

One of our many services is to provide advice and resources for artists in the areas of goal setting, marketing, portfolio development, managing a business, and working while receiving Social Security benefits. Please contact us at 512-454-9912 or info@vsatx.org to set up a phone call or meeting.

Sign up for our artist registry to stay informed about upcoming events, workshops, exhibits, and calls for art and to help us promote you as an artist. Download an Artist Registry form.

As a registered artist you will be notified of upcoming calls for visual art, opportunities for writers, artist residencies, and more creative opportunities from VSA Texas and others we support. We also have an online gallery as a free space for you to market your work.

Our annual visual art opportunities include:

  • Abilities Expo Houston, August
  • Distinguished Artist Veterans, various locations/dates
  • Mental Illness Awareness Week, San Antonio, October
  • Holiday Art and Gift Show, Austin, November/December
  • Abilities Expo Dallas, December

Musicians, poets, and performers are invited to perform at our monthly Lion and Pirate Open Mic held at Malvern Books and co-hosted by the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities. We also book musicians for a quarterly concert series in partnership with Carver Branch Library.

Beginning and experienced dancers are encouraged to attend our monthly classes and dance intensives at BodyShift.org.