Chris Kastle is on the residency artist roster of VSA Florida.

VSA Florida (VSAFL) is a state affiliate of VSA, an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. VSA arts was first known as Very Special Arts. The Florida affiliate was begun in 1981 by the Florida Department of Education and the Florida Department of State and was housed at FSU.  The state office moved to USF, Tampa in 1996.   VSAFL now offers programs/activities for all 67 Florida counties including statewide residencies with teaching artists who work with the same participants for eight one hour residencies. Residencies are fully funded if funds are available.