VSA Emerging Young Artists Program

Name: VSA Emerging Young Artists Program


Amount: $20,000 (15)

Website: http://bit.ly/3uBMJkX

Category: Students with Disabilities at least 16 years old

Status: Active

Summary: Our programs for artists with disabilities shape the future of the arts. The VSA Emerging Young Artists Program, a Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program, amplifies the voices of emerging artists with career development and professional empowerment. The competition seeks excellent work from emerging artists with disabilities residing in the United States. Eligibility A) Artist must be between the ages of 16 and 25 during the application window. With the 2021 extended deadline, birthdates between March 1, 1994 and April 28, 2005 are eligible. B) Artist must reside in the United States for at least nine months of the year. C) Artist must have a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.) This includes sensory, physical, cognitive, learning, socio-emotional disabilities and more. If selected, artist must be comfortable publicly identifying as an artist with a disability. After the deadline, finalists will be contacted by email and asked to submit documents proving the above eligibility requirements prior to advancing to the final round. Eligibility documents include the following: Proof of Disability (finalists only)