Now Accepting Applications!

Know a musician (ages 14-25) with disabilities who would like to perform at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.? Encourage them to apply for the VSA International Young Musicians Award Program. Winners receive $2,000 and perform live at the Kennedy Center in July 2023. This program is open to soloists and ensembles of all genres (classical, jazz, hip hop, bluegrass, rock, and more).

Review full eligibility requirements and application details on our website

Disability is a broad umbrella that covers a variety of lived experiences. Eligible musicians may have visible, physical, and/or sensory conditions as well as less visible conditions like anxiety, ADHD, depression, chronic illness/pain, PTSD, OCD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, neurodivergence, and more.

Entry Deadline:

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET.