Art Works for All

Committed to providing artistic opportunities for individuals with disabilities

Art Works for All (AWA), an organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities through the arts for children and adults with disabilities, conducts the following programs:

School Based Artist Residency (SAR) Program:

This program uses an artist residency model to facilitate integrated arts education programming for students with disabilities. This program aligns with national standards in visual and performing arts, and provides cross-curricular learning utilizing the arts as educational tools. AWA prioritizes building multi-disciplined established projects that will enhance the exposure and engagement of students with disabilities to a variety of art form. For Programming year 2021-20212 some residency sites are provided under a contract with M&T Bank.

Access VSA Program

Artist Residency Program:

This program provides residency projects to specific community sites serving adults with disabilities. AWA is responsible for all project components and facilitates, monitors and evaluates the program process.

Performing Arts Group:

This program is designed to provide opportunities for adolescents with disabilities to experience music, theater and dance, as well as performance exposure. Participants develop communication and interpersonal competency through theater skill acquisition.

Arts Administration Internships:

This initiative is providing internship opportunities in the field of arts administration to transitional-age students and young adults with disabilities. This program partners with the Arts Center/Gallery at Delaware State University and provides participants with opportunities to develop career skills through exhibit design/installation, engagement with exhibiting artists, and day-to-day management of a community arts environment.

Cultural Access:

AWA is consistently working to improve access to the arts by assisting other arts organizations with improving and implementing greater access. In the past, AWA has provided accessibility assessments for other cultural organizations and developed cultural access resources.

Celebration of Creativity (COC) Exhibit and Performance:

AWA designs, develops and coordinates a visual arts exhibit/performance that is installed at a community arts center. COC showcases the artwork produced by program participants and provides an opportunity for their work to be recognized and professionally presented. The annual COC exhibit tours to additional exhibit sites during the following program year.


All Art Works for All programs are supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Delaware Division of the Arts, a branch of the Delaware Department of State, is dedicated to cultivating and supporting the arts to enhance the quality of life for all Delawareans. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on


  • Autism Delaware
  • The Brandywiners
  • Carl Freeman Foundation FACES
  • The Delaware Community Foundation
  • Delaware Division of the Arts
  • Delaware State University
  • DFRC, Inc.
  • Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Kent County Fund for the Arts
  • Mid-Del Foundation
  • M&T Bank
  • VSA


  • Biggs Museum of American Art
  • Brick Mill Elementary School
  • Capital Preschool Early Intervention Program
  • Delaware Down Syndrome Association
  • Dover High School
  • Delaware State University
  • Delaware Children’s Museum
  • East Dover Elementary School
  • Fairview Elementary School
  • Hartley Elementary School
  • John S. Charlton School
  • Kent County Community School
  • Kent ILC School
  • Kent-Sussex Industries
  • Salvation Army Disabilities Program
  • Stockley Center
  • Sussex Consortium at Cape Henlopen High School
  • Wesley College
Honk Jr. 2019 Celebration of Creativity Performance


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Arts Center/Gallery | Delaware State University

1200 N DuPont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901


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