Electrify! Competition for Artists with Disabilities: Deadline 5/3/17

Published on March 31, 2017



Since 2002, the Kennedy Center and Volkswagen Group of America have teamed up for the VSA Emerging Young Artists Program, a Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program, to recognize and showcase the work of emerging young artists with disabilities, ages 16-25, who are residing in the United States.

Fifteen winning artists share a total of $60,000 in awards. Grand Prize is $20,000, First Prize is $10,000, Second Prize is $6,000, and the remaining Awards of Excellence are $2,000 each. Winners will exhibit their selected artwork in a year-long nationally touring exhibition, and attend an all-expenses-paid professional development workshop in Washington, DC.

The deadline is May 3, 2017 and winners will be announced in mid-June, 2017. Please see the attached graphic for more details on this year’s theme and call for entry, or visit http://www.kennedy-center.org/emergingyoungartists.