VSA Emerging Young Artists Program

Award Amount
$20,000
Awards Available
15
Deadline
June 1, 2018
  • Scholarship Description
  • The Kennedy Center's office of VSA & Accessibility, with generous support from Volkswagen Group of America, announce this year's Emerging Young Artist program theme: (Re) Invention: Art+Innovation+Disability+Design. We invite you to apply to be one of 15 finalists who will share a total of $60,000 in cash prizes and participate in exciting career advancement opportunities.

    (Re) Invention: Art+Innovation+Disability+Design is a juried exhibition of emerging artists with disabilities, ages 16-25, that aims to showcase artwork created at the intersection of technology, innovation, and disability. We're asking: "How have technology and innovation shaped your life in terms of your art and your disability? How has our global move toward technology inspired a re-discovery of traditional or analog arts, or a new take on existing artistic practices?" Through your art, we want to see how you interpret these thematic ideas.

    Eligibility:
    -The call is open to artists ages 16–25 living in the United States who have a disability

    Artwork in any medium is accepted All artwork must have a visual component, 2-D pieces should not exceed 60 inches in either direction, and 3-D pieces must be no more than 36 inches in any direction. Submissions must be original work completed within the last three years and after the onset of disability.

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
  • Contact
  • Scholarship Committee
  • P.O. Box 101510
  • Arlington, VA 22210
  • awalsh@kennedy-center.org
  • 202-416-8823

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