Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Seeks Partners for Education Initiatives for Young People with Disabilities

The following came to our inboxes today. The full RFP is attached at the bottom of this page.

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts seeks to contract with eligible and qualified organizations to reinforce and expand education initiatives for young people with disabilities. Presently, the Kennedy Center and its affiliate, VSA, are seeking contractors to provide educational services that have a broad reach across school districts, cities, states, and/or regions; that have immediate significant impact; and that have measurable and sustainable outcomes in the following two programs:

1)    VSA Arts Education for Students with Disabilities (VSA-AESD)
Implement standards-based, school or community arts education initiatives providing direct service to students with disabilities pre-kindergarten through grade 12 (ages 4-18, or students up to age 21 receiving special education services through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), with preference given to those that also impact students from low-income families.

2)    VSA Professional Development for Educators (VSA-PDE)
Implement standards-based professional development training, workshops seminars, or courses for educators or teaching artists to improve skills in teaching school or community arts education to students with disabilities pre-kindergarten through grade 12 (ages 4-18, or students up to age 21 receiving special education services through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act).

Eligible and qualified organizations are encouraged to submit proposals per the attached Request for Proposals (RFP). To apply, please follow the proposal format outlined in the attached RFP.

Proposal Submission Deadline: November 16, 2012 at 11:59 pm (Eastern Time)
Notification: Selected recipients will be notified by December 10, 2012
The Kennedy Center is only accepting proposals submitted by email. Completed proposals must be emailed to sslitvak@kennedy-center.org. Proposals received after the proposal submission deadline will not be considered. The Center is not responsible for any delays in transmission of proposals via email.

Please direct all questions about the RFP to:
Stephanie Litvak
Manager, VSA Affiliates
VSA and Accessibility Office
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington, DC 20566
Tel: 202-416-8847
Email: sslitvak@kennedy-center.org

KC RFP Arts Education Programs 2013 Modified

Please note: We are providing this information as a courtesy. We are not affiliated in any way with VSA, the Kennedy Center, or any related organizations. Proposals, comments, and questions should be directed to the contact point listed above.

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2 Responses to Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Seeks Partners for Education Initiatives for Young People with Disabilities

  1. Jacquline Hargis says:

    I was searching the internet for people with disabilities. my son was born with a delayed speech and learning disability, he is 21 years, and has been and still a great son, he goes to college with his learning being modified, he also works part time with assistance from disability.My son has always been shy around people which makes it difficult for him to interact with others, I was searching for a field or organization that he could feel good about himself and interact with people like him.

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