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|Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:02 pm Post subject: VSA & Volkswagen Artists With Disabilities Grants 6/19
|VSA arts and Volkswagen Announce Arts Competition for Young
Artists With Disabilities
Deadline: June 19, 2009
VSA arts ( http://www.vsarts.org/ ), an international nonprofit organization working to help create a society where people with disabilities learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts, and Volkswagen Group America ( http://www.volkswagengroupamerica.com/ )
are now accepting entries for Accelerate, a juried exhibition of young emerging artists with disabilities.
The program is open to artists between the ages of 16 and 25 who are living in the United States and who have a physical, cogni- tive, mental, or sensory disability. Submissions must be original work completed within the last three years and after the onset of disability.
Eligible media include, but are not limited to, paintings and drawings (oil, watercolor, acrylic, pencil, or charcoal), fine art prints, photography, computer-generated prints, digital art, and time-based media (video, film). Work must have a visual com- ponent. Both representational and abstract work are welcomed.
The competition will present one grand prize of $20,000, a first award of $10,000, a second award of $6,000, and twelve awards of excellence of $2,000 each.
Complete entry guidelines are available at the VSA arts Web site.