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The VSA International Art Program for Children with Disabilities Announces 2016 Call for Art

Yo Soy… Je Suis… I Am… The World invites children with disabilities to create artwork inspired by the world around us.

Deadline to Submit: June 8, 2016

Who may submit: Children with a disability, ages 3 to 18. The artwork may be submitted by the child’s parents, guardians, or educators.

Artwork Specifications: Two-dimensional works preferred, images of three-dimensional works accepted, no larger than 18 x 24 inches

The Kennedy Center’s Office of VSA and Accessibility proudly presents a unique opportunity for student artists with disabilities from around the world to display their artwork in an online exhibition. A selection of artwork from the online entries will be chosen for a live exhibition at the United States Department of Education in Washington, DC! 

What is our personal journey in the world? Our history? How can we change the world and solve its problems? How do we share our experiences in the world? What is our inner world?

Teachers and parents can use this opportunity to encourage children with disabilities to illustrate the world in which they live, learn, and play, and to explore the interconnectivity between themselves and the rest of the world.

The 2015-2016 VSA International Art Program for Children with Disability Teacher Resource Guide will be released shortly! Check our website for more information.

For more information and to apply, visit the Kennedy Center website.