GSVA was founded by two friends, Kerry and Annie, with passionate hearts and a magnificent purpose - to move creativity from the fringes of education to the center where it deserves to be.
As new mothers with career experience in the arts, we believed that shoving art and creative development to the corners of education would likely be the greatest educational misstep of our time. We were not going to sit on the sidelines, so we chose to defy the odds, create a non-profit dedicated to creativity and begin to change the role that creativity plays in K-12 education.
From our kitchen tables in Granville, Ohio, we embraced our passion, sense of purpose and set out to turn our lofty idea of GSVA into a reality in 2006. With no money, a colossal mission and a belief in the possibilities of change, we built our collaborative teams and got to work. Now, five years later, we think back to the early, tough days when we relied on our experience as young mothers and would say, “It is okay, keep going, we can sleep next year.”
Annie Cacciato & Kerry Dixon
To provide extraordinary creative thinking education and to foster creative courage in all people.
Today GSVA has evolved to encompass….