If you have experience, knowledge, and expertise working with students with disabilities pre-kindergarten through grade 12, you could become a VSA Program Site (U.S. organizations only)
                                                                                                                             

The Kennedy Center Office of Accessibility and VSA seeks U.S. arts, education, and cultural organizations to provide accessible, arts-based education experiences to students with disabilities.  Organizations are invited to submit proposals to implement VSA Programs.  

Take a look at the Requests for Proposals for program specific details. See if your work aligns with VSA Program goals and if you have the capacity to execute a VSA Program in your community, schools, museums, or performing arts venues.

2024-2025 VSA Program RFPs

Proposal submission deadline: March 13, 2024
Notification:
June 30, 2024
Program implementation period:
October 1, 2024 through August 31, 2025

1. VSA Arts Connect All -- Workshop/Residency Program: Implement school or community arts education workshops or residencies of 5 or more hours for students with disabilities, ages 3 to 18, pre-kindergarten-grade 12. Serve 75 or more students with disabilities. Up to $15,000.

2. VSA Media Arts Discovery Program: Implement media arts workshops or residencies of 5 or more hours for students with disabilities, ages 3 to 18, pre-kindergarten-grade 12. Serve 75 or more students with disabilities. Up to $15,000.

3. VSA Theatre Discovery Program: Implement workshops or residencies in theatre craft and/or drama process of 5 or more hours for students with disabilities, ages 3 to 18, pre-kindergarten-grade 12.  Serve 75 or more students with disabilities. Up to $15,000.

4. VSA Visual Arts Discovery Program: Implement visual arts education workshops or residencies of 5 or more hours for students with disabilities, ages 3 to 18, pre-kindergarten-grade 12. Serve 75 or more students with disabilities. Up to $15,000.

5. VSA Museum Access for Kids Program: Implement accessible arts experiences with related educational programming for students with disabilities, ages 3 to 18, pre-kindergarten-grade 12. Serve 100 or more students with disabilities. Must be a nonprofit museum to apply. Up to $13,000.

6. VSA Performing Arts Access for Kids Program: Implement accessible performing arts experiences with related educational programming for students with disabilities, ages 3 to 18, pre-kindergarten-grade 12. Serve 100 or more students with disabilities. Must be a nonprofit performing arts venue to apply. Up to $13,000.

7. VSA EZ Program: Implement an arts education event, or workshop for students with disabilities, ages 3 to 18, pre-kindergarten-grade 12. Up to $5,000. No participant minimum requirement.

These are Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Programs.

Eligible and qualified organizations are required to submit contract proposals online to be considered for a program site. Eligible organization may submit proposals to a maximum of 2 (two) different 2024-2025 VSA Requests for Contract Proposals, but the Kennedy Center will issue a contract offer for no more than 1 (one) proposal per eligible organization.

 

Recording of Webinar on Tips for Writing a VSA Program Site Proposal 2023-2024
https://youtu.be/omXJIFM8XxE
An overview of the VSA Program Site Contract Proposal Form 2023-2024 with tips on how best to approach completing specific sections. 

For questions and information, please contact Stephanie Litvak at [email protected]