VSA International Arts Program for Children with Disabilities

April 19, 2013 at 12:36 pm Leave a comment


The Kennedy Center, through its affiliate VSA, proudly presents a unique opportunity for student-artists with disabilities from around the world to present their artwork side-by-side in an online exhibition. A selection of artwork from the online entries will be chosen for a live exhibition at the United States Department of Education in Washington D.C.!

Deadline to submit: July 1, 2013 Who may submit: Children with a disability, ages 5 to 18  Artwork specifications: Two-dimensional works only, no larger than 18 x 24 inches

Yo Soy….Je Suis….I Am…My Family Children with disabilities are encouraged to create a family portrait that illustrates themselves among the people that provide love, support, and encouragement in their lives – their families! Portraying themselves with some of the most important people in their lives gives testament to the idea that family – no matter how big or how small – help shape who we are and provide the foundation for who we will be.

Please note: The call for artwork requires additional information for each entry as outlined below:

  • About the Submitter – Name, Email, Phone and Relationship to the artist
  • About the Artist: – Name, Age, Location and Disability
  • About the Artwork: – Title and Medium

About Education at the Kennedy Center For more than 35 years, educational programming has been at the central core of the Kennedy Center’s mission. The Kennedy Center, along with its affiliates/partners (the National Symphony Orchestra, VSA and the Washington National Opera), offers inclusive educational performances and programs in the arts to people of all ages. The educational resources focus on producing, presenting, and touring performances and educational events for young people and their families; school- and community-based residencies and other programs that directly impact teachers, students, administrators, and artists through professional development; systemic and school improvement through the arts and arts integrated curricula; partnerships; creating and providing educational materials via print and the Internet; the development of careers in the arts for young people and aspiring professionals; and strengthening the management of arts organizations. http://www.kennedy-center.org/education/

About VSA VSA, an international organization on arts and disability, was founded more than 35 years ago by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith. With a network of national and international affiliates, VSA provides arts and education opportunities for youth and adults with disabilities and increases access to the arts for all. VSA is an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. http://www.kennedy-center.org/education/vsa/

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