The Visual Arts and Design Academy (VADA)

is a unique “school-within-a-school” that integrates rigorous academic coursework with project-based, career-focused art and design instruction, in a supportive and creative environment.

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2022 VADA Summer Arts Camp

Monday, July 11 to Friday, July 15 from 10:00am - 2:00pm
Camp is $100 for the 5-day workshop. Free scholarships are available.

VADA Arts Camp is open to students entering into Grades 6-8 in the fall of 2022-23 academic year.



Building A New Home For VADA - Fundraising Campaign for State of the Art Campus


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VADA is a California Partnership Academy funded in equal parts by the California Department of Education, the Santa Barbara Unified School District, and the Friends of VADA, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.

As part of its matching grant agreement with the California Department of Education and the Santa Barbara Unified School District, VADA must raise one-third of its funding from the community every year. The 2021-2022 Annual Campaign goal is to raise at least $100,000. Any contribution you can make is greatly appreciated and will allow our students to participate in a more enriched learning experience.



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