The VSA International Young Soloists Competition annually selects up to four outstanding musicians from the United States and the international arena, and supports and encourages them in their pursuit of a career. Deadline Extended! We are now accepting applications for the 2014 VSA International Young Soloists Competition. Entries will be accepted online through the link below. All applications must be submitted for review by Monday, February 10, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. No late entries will be accepted. Click here for more information.
Big Medium presents the 3rd annual West Austin Studio Tour! WEST is a free, self-guided tour that celebrates the abundance of talent within Austin's large and wildly diverse creative community. Artists interested in applying can visit WEST webpage.
VSA Texas is hosting a week-long exhibit called Exquisite Variation at the University Center Gallery at UT-Arlington from March 31-April 4, 2014. This call for art is open to North Texas visual artists with disabilities. There is no entry fee and 2D and 3D works in all media are eligible. Artists are requested to submit art that embodies their interpretation of the theme and show title: Exquisite Variation. Please email April Sullivan or call 866-489-8412 for an entry form.
The VA Art Competition provides Veterans with an opportunity to be acknowledged for their artistic talents and skills. Learn more by contacting April Sullivan or calling 512-454-9912.
*This is the local competition that qualifies participants for the National VA Creative Arts Competition. If you are not served by the VA in Austin, contact your local VA facility to find out if they are participating*
The Lampasas Association for the Arts (LAFTA) offers a great opportunity for sculptors of large outdoor works to exhibit in their park’s sculpture garden. Each sculptor will receive an award of $1,000.00 on completion of installation, April 26, 2014. The work must remain in the park for one year. Click here to see more.
The Call for Entries for the 2014 NDEAM Poster competition is open to any Texas artist with a disability. There is NO FEE for entries. Click here for more information.
In the fall of 2014, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) will host CraftTexas 2014, the eighth in a series of juried exhibitions showcasing the best in Texas-made contemporary craft. The exhibition will feature artists from all over the state who work in clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, and found/recycled materials. Click here for more details.
VSA proudly presents a unique opportunity for student-artists with disabilities from around the world to display their artwork side-by-side in an online exhibition. A selection of artwork from the online entries will be chosen for a live exhibition at the United States Department of Education in Washington D.C.! Click here for details and application.
All applications must be submitted for review by Monday, April 28, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. No late entries will be accepted.
Middle and High School students are invited to submit a one-act script about the "disability experience". Scripts may be written by an individual or a group of up to 5 writers. Winners will be selected in three divisions: grades 6-7, 8-9, and 10-12. Learn more.
VSA Texas invites all Veterans with Disabilities/Wounded Warriors living in Texas to submit artwork to the fifth annual Distinguished Artist Veterans Exhibit. This year we have been invited to exhibit at the Institute of Texan Cultures in San Antonio, TX. Please email April Sullivan or call 866-489-8412 for an entry form.
Since VSA Texas no longer has our own gallery space, we are partnering with the Allendale Branch of BBVA Compass Bank in Austin. They are providing us with the wall space and we are providing them with beautiful art displays. We are currently accepting entries by local artists with disabilities for 2-month long solo shows at this space. Please ask for an entry form by emailing April Sullivan or calling 512-454-9912.