VSA's signature programs offer multi-faceted, unparalleled opportunities for youth, with disabilities, who have aspirations in the performing and visual arts. Explore our program links below to find out more about how you can engage in the arts or to apply.
For Young Performing Artists
For Young Visual Artists
- VSA International Art Program: Yo Soy...Je Suis...I Am...
- VSA/Volkswagen Group of America Emerging Artists Program
VSA's program competitions provide a platform for emerging artists to share their talent in comparison with peers across the country and the globe. Pre-professional development opportunities, including lectures, seminars, and creative training provides skill-building and practical insight to prepare young artists to advance in their chosen field. Past VSA program recipients have gone on to successful careers in music, theater, and the visual arts.
VSA's signature programs nurture and recognize the vital role of arts education for students with disabilities, from pre-K through the 12th grade and beyond, to sustain achievement academically, socially and as engaged citizens of the twenty-first century. VSA program participants - whether writing their first one-act play or painting a self-portrait - are artists first!
For Arts Organizations
The office of VSA & Accessibility is seeking contract proposals from contractors to perform the following 7 (seven) VSA programs. Please see the attached Requests for Contract Proposals for details specific to each program:
- VSA Arts Connect All Professional Development Program
- VSA Arts Connect All Workshop/Residency Program
- VSA Children's Visual Art Discovery Program
- VSA International Young Soloists: Music for Every Student Program
- VSA Playwright Discovery Program
- VSA Rosemary Kennedy Internship Program
- VSA Arts Access for Kids Program
Eligible and qualified organizations are encouraged to submit contract proposals per the attached Requests for Contract Proposals (RFPs). The Kennedy Center will accept one contract proposal per organization for each RFP. To submit, please follow the instructions outlined in each RFP.
Proposal Submission Deadline: July 31, 2013 at 11:59 pm (Eastern Daylight Time)
Notification: Selected recipients will be notified on a rolling basis or by September 15, 2013