The Arts Summit is an annual spring convening, hosted by the Kennedy Center in association with the Aspen Institute Arts Program and Citizen University, designed to bring thought leaders from the arts and related fields together for conversation and connection. Hosted by Yo-Yo Ma and Renée Fleming, the 2016 edition of the Summit on April 25 will focus on Citizen Artistry, the idea of using the arts to influence positive change in people's lives. Together, we will examine this idea, and its application in today's society, through the lens of ideals John F. Kennedy set forth for our country during his Presidency.
As part of Ireland 100: Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts and Culture, the Kennedy Center is seeking new play submissions for Tiny Plays for Ireland and America. Selected playwrights will receive a $500 honorarium, a pair of tickets to attend their play in DC and NYC, round-trip travel and hotel accommodations, and more. The entry deadline is Feb. 19, 2016. Submission criteria and official rules can be found here.
Access to the Kennedy Center Parking Garage has changed due to the commencement of construction for the Kennedy Center Expansion Project. Parking access to Level B South and Level C South (near the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge) is closed from both Rock Creek Parkway and 25th St. NW during construction. The primary entry and exit points to/from the Parking Garage is via the Level A, B, and C north entrances accessed from New Hampshire Avenue and/or F Street (next to the Watergate). Patrons now have the option to go online to purchase date-specific pre-paid event parking at a rate of $20 (a $3 savings) for access to the Kennedy Center garage during the 2015–2016 season.