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VSA / Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Offers Opportunity to Host Exhibition of Young Emerging Artists with Disabilities!

VSA and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts would like to offer you the opportunity to host an arts exhibition featuring work by 15 emerging young artists with disabilities (ages 16 – 25), titled The Journey. It can come to your community at almost no cost to you because of the generous support of Volkswagen Group of America and the Kennedy Center’s Office of VSA and Accessibility.

This professionally produced exhibit – highlighting the skills, abilities and talents of these young artists on the cusp of their careers – will be on tour for one year starting in February 2015. It can easily be one of the many events you present in your community celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Exhibit Catalogue (PDF) has images of the artwork, sizes and medium, and an artist statement from each young artist. (Please contact for alternate formats of this document).

This tour exhibit gives visibility to the work of artists with disabilities throughout the United States, cementing their work in the broader context of the history, art, and culture of the American—as well as global—experience.

If you are interested, would like more information about the financial support that is available, or would simply like to talk to someone about how to bring this exhibit to your community, please feel free to contact Rachael Nease at (202) 416-8823 or by email at

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