Our Mission

The Mission of DARTS is

  • To advance experiences with the visual and performing arts for individuals with exceptionalities;
  • To promote a professional community of educators in the fields of visual and performing arts education, arts therapy, and community arts organizations who work with individuals with exceptionalities;
  • To encourage research about and disseminate information related to exemplary arts education for individuals with exceptionalities;
  • To foster collaboration among special educators, arts educators, arts therapists, and national arts education organizations; and
  • To advocate for arts education for individuals with exceptionalities.