VSA and Accessibility
VSA provides arts and education opportunities for people with disabilities of all ages.
VSA works with affiliated organizations nationwide and in more than 50 countries worldwide.
VSA offers opportunities for students, teachers, and artists to participate in annual programs, including the Playwright Discovery Program, International Young Soloists Program, and calls for visual art.
Valuable resources about accessibility, arts and education are available for teachers, students, parents, artists and arts administrators.
The Kennedy Center's Accessibility Office strives to make the cultural arts accessible to patrons and visitors with disabilities through national and international initiatives.
Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD)
An international network engaging cultural arts administrators in a conversation on accessibility, disability, compliance and inclusion in the cultural arts.
Information about accommodations and services for patrons and visitors with disabilities attending performances or visiting the Kennedy Center.
Rosemary Kennedy Internship Initiative
Career development opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
Funding for the Kennedy Center’s Accessibility Initiatives is provided by
Mike and Julie Connors and the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation.
Major support for educational programs at the Kennedy Center is provided by
David and Alice Rubenstein through the Rubenstein Arts Access Program.
Additional support is provided by the U.S. Department of Education.
Gifts and grants to these programs are provided by Adobe Foundation; Sandra K. & Clement C. Alpert; AnBryce Foundation; AT&T; Bank of America; Bernstein Family Foundation; The Honorable Stuart Bernstein and Wilma E. Bernstein; Capital One Bank; Carter and Melissa Cafritz Charitable Trust; Centene Charitable Foundation; The Charles Engelhard Foundation; The Clark Charitable Foundation; Community Advisory Board; DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities; Dr. Gerald and Paula McNichols Foundation; David Gregory and Beth Wilkinson; Harman Family Foundation; The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust; Hilton Worldwide; The Isadore and Bertha Gudelsky Family Foundation, Inc.; The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation; Mr. James V. Kimsey; The King-White Family Foundation and Dr. J. Douglas White; The Kiplinger Foundation; Natalie and Herb Kohler and Kohler Co.; The Macy's Foundation; Linda and Tobia Mercuro; The Meredith Foundation; The Millennium Stage Endowment Fund; The Morningstar Foundation; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; Myra and Leura Younker Endowment Fund; National Endowment for the Arts; Newman's Own Foundation; Park Foundation, Inc.; Paul M. Angell Family Foundation; Mrs. Irene Pollin; Prince Charitable Trusts; Rose Mary Kennedy Education Fund; Dr. Deborah Rose and Dr. Jan A. J. Stolwijk; Ryna and Melvin Cohen Family Foundation; Share Fund; Mr. and Mrs. Albert H. Small; Suzy and Bob Pence; Target; The Volgenau Foundation; Volkswagen Group of America; Sherry and Eddie Wachs; Washington Gas; Wells Fargo; Beatrice and Anthony Welters; William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust; generous contributors to the Abe Fortas Memorial Fund, and by a major gift to the fund from the late Carolyn E. Agger, widow of Abe Fortas.
Education and related artistic programs are also made possible through the generosity of the
National Committee for the Performing Arts and the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts.
The content of these programs may have been developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and does not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education. You should not assume endorsement by the federal government.