Posts Tagged ‘John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’

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Honor a Teacher

December 6, 2018

John F. Kennedy Center – Stephen Sondheim Awards

Stephen Sondheim

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is accepting nominations for the 2019 Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards. This series of annual $10,000 grants recognizes inspiring teachers across the United States. The awards were created in honor of Stephen Sondheim’s 80th birthday and were initiated and funded through the support of Freddie and Myrna Gershon. Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim frequently attributes his success to the teachers in his life. The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards are presented each year on Sondheim’s birthday – March 22 – to a handful of teachers, kindergarten through college, who are nominated via the Kennedy Center website. Deadline: Monday, December 31, 2018

By spotlighting the extraordinary impact teachers have on the lives of their students, the awards celebrate the teaching profession, the important role of teachers in society, and seek to inspire others to pursue this noble profession. Along with the $10,000 Award, the selected teachers are showcased on the Kennedy Center website.

Nominees must be legal residents of the United States who currently teach or have taught in a K-12 school, college, or university in the United States. Teachers of all grade levels and subject areas are eligible. For posthumous awards, the $10,000 shall be donated in the name of the nominated teacher, to an eligible non-profit educational organization. Such organization must be affiliated with a K-12 school, school system, college or university in the United States.  To nominate a teacher, you must be at least 18 years of age and must have been the Nominee’s student. Nominations can be a written, audio, or video story. All required materials must be submitted online or postmarked by Monday, December 31, 2018. For more information, official rules, and nomination information, visit the website

This is a wonderful opportunity to give back to those who inspired you. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out Kaitlyn Burke, at kburke@kennedy-center.org.

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VSA Program Requests

February 25, 2018

 

Nonprofit arts, education, and cultural organizations

We’re Looking for Contractors to Deliver VSA Programs

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is seeking contract proposals from eligible and qualified nonprofit arts, education, and cultural organizations to perform the VSA programs listed below that provide arts education experiences to students with disabilities. View the Requests for Contract Proposals (RFPs) for specific program details.

VIEW RFPS HERE

The deadline to submit proposals is 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 11:59 PM EDT

1. VSA Arts Connect All – Professional Development Program
Implement professional development opportunities of 5 or more hours for educators teaching the arts to students with disabilities, ages 3 to 22, pre-kindergarten–grade 12. Serve 50 or more educators of students with disabilities. $3,000–$18,000.

2. VSA Arts Connect All – Workshop/Residency Program
Implement school or community arts education workshops and/or residencies of 5 or more instructional hours for students with disabilities, ages 3 to 22, pre-kindergarten–grade 12. Serve 75 or more students with disabilities. $3,000 to $18,000.
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3. VSA Playwright Discovery Program

Implement writing for performance classes or workshops of 5 or more hours for students with disabilities, in middle and high school, grades 6-12, ages 11-22. Strong preference given to proposals that explore the theme of the disability experience. Serve 75 or more students with disabilities. $3,000 to $18,000.

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4. VSA TiLT Digital Storytelling Program

Implement digital storytelling classes or workshops of 5 or  more hours for students with disabilities, middle and high school, grades 6-12, ages 11-22. Strong preference given to proposals that explore the theme of the disability experience. Serve 75 or more students with disabilities. $3,000 to $18,000.

5. VSA Museum Access for Kids Program
Implement accessible arts experiences with related educational programming for students with disabilities, ages 3 to 22, pre-kindergarten–grade 12. Serve 100 or more students with disabilities. $3,000 to $15,000.

6. VSA Performing Arts Access for Kids Program
Implement accessible performing arts experiences with related educational programming for students with disabilities, ages 3 to 22, pre-kindergarten–grade 12. Serve 100 or more students with disabilities. Must be a nonprofit performing arts venue to apply. $3,000 to $15,000.

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7. Rosemary Kennedy Initiative

Implement transition opportunities for youth with disabilities, ages 15 to 22, in creative careers, arts, arts education, or arts management internships, or pre-professional training programs of 40 or more hours. Serve 5 or more students with disabilities. $3,000 to $15,000.

How to Apply:  Eligible and qualified organizations are required to submit contract proposals online at the link specified in each RFP. Eligible organizations may submit proposals to a maximum of two different 2018-2019 VSA Requests for Contract Proposals, but the Kennedy Center will issue a contract offer for no more than one proposal per eligible organization. Before applying, read RFPs thoroughly as updates have been made for the 2018-2019 contract cycle.

Proposal Submission Deadline:  March 28, 2018 at 11:59 pm (Eastern Daylight Time)

Notification:  Selected recipients will be notified by June 30, 2018.

For questions and information, please contact Stephanie Litvak, sslitvak@kennedy-center.org

To request an accommodation or receive materials in an alternative format, contact Stephanie Litvak, sslitvak@kennedy-center.org, at least two weeks prior to the submission deadline.

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