VSA Access: There’s still time to submit a proposal to present at the LEAD Conference in Boston, MA!



LEAD is a unique space for developing best practices; sharing resources and information; engaging in conversations; and learning practical methods for designing inclusive arts experiences and environments.

There are a variety of formats to fit different presenting styles and topics – from day-long capacity building workshops to 80-minute conference sessions to 15-minute lightning talks.

Be a part of the 2023 conference program and share your knowledge and experience with the field.

The deadline to submit is December 2 at 11:59 PM Eastern.

Explore our resources for tips on crafting a successful proposal!

This is where you can find information on what to consider as your proposal takes shape, some frequently asked questions, and a recording of our recent webinar: AccessLEAD: Tips for Proposal Writing.


Contact LEAD@kennedy-center.org or 202-416-8727.

Other Opportunities

Call for VSA Program Site Proposals

If you have experience, knowledge, and expertise working with students with disabilities pre-kindergarten through grade 12, or providing professional learning to their teachers, you could become a VSA Program Site!                                                                                                                             The Kennedy Center Office of  Accessibility and VSA seeks U.S. arts, education, and cultural organizations to provide accessible, arts-based education experiences to students with disabilities, transition opportunities to youth with disabilities, or professional development to educators of students with disabilities.

The deadline to apply is November 30.

Access VSA/International Webinars

Mentoring: Empowering the Community Through ConnectionWednesday, December 14, 3:00-4:00pm ESTFree for members, $10 for non-membersRegister

Are you struggling with developing a disability mentoring program that has a real impact? Are you unsure of how to approach mentoring people with disabilities in the arts? Are you looking for practical real-world solutions that you can implement right away that yield results? Then this is the session for you.

In this interactive webinar, Dr. LaMondre Pough will present a fresh perspective on how to develop an inclusive mentoring program. This presentation will challenge participants to evaluate themselves as well as their organization to discover mentoring opportunities that make a difference. So come with an open mind and be ready to have this discussion about mentoring in a safe place.

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