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VSA Emerging Young Artists Program – Young artists with disabilities could win $20,000

Information courtesy of VSA

VSA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts. VSA has announced their new Emerging Young Artists Program to recognize and showcase the work of emerging young artists with disabilities. Fifteen winning artists will 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 exhibit their selected artwork in a year-long nationally touring exhibition and attend an all-expenses-paid professional development workshop in Washington, DC.

All art forms eligible including but not limited to painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, textile, video, and digital. Artists must have a disability and be 16 to 25 years old.

VSA Emerging Young Artists Program 2017
Enter by May 3
Enter here

For questions or more information, or to request application documents in an alternate format, contact VSA at (202) 416-8898 (voice) or .

Good luck!

Doug Schmidt
Act Team Coordinator
The Fifth Freedom Network