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Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) 
Curriculum and Instruction
San Francisco Unified School District
750- 25th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94121 
Phone: (415) 379-7023
Email: or

To reach our offices:

Type in your starting address at Google Maps for directions to our office.

Please read all the guidelines to ensure that your submissions meet the criteria for each category. Note: Media Arts entries should be sent directly to San Francisco Film Society, and Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts entries should be sent directly to the VAPA Office.

***SPECIAL NOTE: To protect Asian Art Museum artifacts from insects and disease, please no artwork made from flowers, branches,food, recycled wood, feathers (including processed feathers from art supply stores), nut shells, candy, seeds, dirt or sand, fabric, yarn, textiles, and/or bamboo.

Entry Category

Entry Deadline

Online Submission Forms

(to be printed, completed, and delivered to appropriate location)

Visual Arts
N/A elementary visual arts pdf link
Visual Arts
(Middle / High /
Community Groups)
N/A middle high and community group pdf entry form pdf link
Visual Arts
(Category II:
Special Projects)


Visual arts special projects online submission icon visual arts special projects entry form pdf
Literary Arts Friday

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Literary arts pdf entry form
Performing Arts


The deadline for performance applications has passed. For questions, contact
The deadline for performance applications has passed. For questions, contact
Media Arts Wednesday

The deadline for entries for Media Arts (films) has passed, please contact the curator for the event at


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