VSA Seeks Writers for Newsletter Contracts in Three Areas of Expertise

The Kennedy Center Office of VSA and Accessibility seeks three writers for new electronic newsletters, starting in January 2019.

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2018 Kennedy Center LEAD® Awards

We are pleased to announce the 2018 Kennedy Center Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD®) Award winners! The 2018 awardees will be honored during the LEAD® Conference on August 11 in Atlanta, GA. The LEAD® Awards recognize outstanding individuals and institutions whose leadership and work furthers the field of accessibility in the cultural arts. LEAD®’s specific goal … Continue reading 2018 Kennedy Center LEAD® Awards

Tools for Nourishing a Radically Inclusive Arts Learning Environment

By Aysha Upchurch The demographic landscape in schools has been undergoing major shifts. The United States Census projects that by 2020—less than two years from now—the majority of youth under the age of 18 will be people of color.[1] Additionally, the Department of Education has been tracking the number of students with disabilities and noted … Continue reading Tools for Nourishing a Radically Inclusive Arts Learning Environment

10 Tips on How to Get the Most Out of the 2018 LEAD® Conference

The 18th annual Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD®) Conference is just a few weeks away! Here are some ways to get the most out of your time at the conference. Here are tips from past participants on how to make the most of your time at LEAD®: 1.) What to pack: Business cards, collateral from your organization, device … Continue reading 10 Tips on How to Get the Most Out of the 2018 LEAD® Conference

The Musical Theater Project Demonstrates the Value of Building Evaluation into Programs from Day One

When leaders at the Musical Theater Project in Northeast Ohio decided they wanted to expand their Kids Love Musicals! residency program to serve students with disabilities, they were deliberate in their planning. They sought out resources and expertise from peer arts organizations already working with students with disabilities, and they attended professional development sessions on … Continue reading The Musical Theater Project Demonstrates the Value of Building Evaluation into Programs from Day One

10 Great Reasons to Attend the LEAD® Conference

Thinking about attending the annual Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD®) Conference? Here are the top 10 reasons why it’s a smart choice for professional development for arts administrators of every level.   Access to ideas. Tap into the collective “brain trust” of arts administrators from museums, theaters, parks, zoos, libraries, and other cultural venues. … Continue reading 10 Great Reasons to Attend the LEAD® Conference