Vision Driven Artists (VDA) exists to put more resources and opportunities into the hands of Philadelphia-based artists and arts organizations, with a specific focus and emphasis on supporting systematically marginalized artists and communities.
The deep and real truth is that art is essential to our survival and understanding of cultures that are not our own. A world without art is devastating to imagine, and a world full of the same art created by the same people is boring and stagnant. It is urgent and integral that we hear diverse voices and see images that were created from different peoples' perspectives and experiences. We need the untold/silenced stories to be revealed and new ideas for change to be elevated.
Vision Driven Artists was created because we need art and we need artists to survive and flourish.