The Kennedy Center's Changing Education Through the Arts (CETA) Certificate of Study is an ongoing program that annually recognizes teachers' participation in professional learning. Teachers who complete the requirements for the 2016-17 Certificate will be invited to the Kennedy Center for a special awards ceremony on Friday, April 28.

The deadline to complete this application is Friday, February 24.

Before completing this application, be sure that you have fulfilled all requirements listed on page 35 in the Kennedy Center's school brochure (http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d070bdaf). The requirements for the Certificate of Study must be completed within two years. All fields on this form MUST be complete for your application to be considered.

If you are an administrator applying for the Certificate of Study, email Lizzie Morales at EAMorales@kennedy-center.org for specific assignment requirements.

You need the following items to complete this application:

  • Titles, locations, dates, and number of hours for each professional learning option you attended (or are planning to attend) to fulfill the requirements for Part 1 and Part 2.
  • One completed example of documentation using the following PowerPoint template and requirements in this folder: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rcz2hwyuaa0byf9/AADjPHZ0dYWpFaEuzmJp3A-aa?dl=0. NOTE: A Kennedy Center staff member will review your documentation example and provide you with feedback.

If your example of documentation is too large to be uploaded to this application, then send it to EAMorales@kennedy-center.org via Dropbox.

All assignments must be received by February 24.

If you have any questions at any time during this process, then call Lizzie Morales, CETA Program Coordinator, at (202) 416-8842.

To move forward with submitting your application, create an account below and click the "Create Account and Continue" button.

The My Tix Community Group Program has been developed to provide access to Kennedy Center performances to those who otherwise may not be able to attend due to limited financial resources. Attendance is coordinated through organizations that provide direct service to the following priority groups: (1) persons with disabilities, (2) pre-kindergarten through grade 12 students, (3) current and/or former members of the armed forces (including veterans with and without disabilities), and (4) senior citizens.

Your school is invited to apply for participation in the Get on the Bus program, a DC School and Community Initiatives project inspired by America’s Promise Alliance.

Get on the Bus supports 
attendance of students from Title I schools to attend a Kennedy Center school day performance. The Get on the Bus program can provide support for a group of up to 50 (includes students and chaperones) to attend a Kennedy Center performance inclusive of costs for tickets and bus transportation or for a group of up to 100 (includes students and chaperones) to attend a Kennedy Center performance, inclusive of tickets only. If a group would like to purchase more tickets to serve its entirety, the Kennedy Center will reserve tickets on the group’s behalf and invoice the group for the extra tickets after the performance. 

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, with support honored on a first-come, first served basis 
and until funding for the program is exhausted. We can only accept one application per school. 

Detailed information about eligible performances may be found in the 2016-2017 Kennedy Center Performances for School Groups brochure. You may also review the performances online by visiting www.kennedy-center.org/schoolbrochureOnce you have completed and submitted the following application, you will receive notification concerning the status of your request within three weeks after your submission. 

For questions pertaining to the Get on the Bus program, please contact Sirena Dib, Program 
Assistant, DC School and Community Initiatives, at (202) 416-8803.

Overview of Program

The Kennedy Center has developed the KC Youth Council, with representative youth from the Washington, DC metropolitan area (including Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia youth).  The Kennedy Center is seeking 15-20 youth, representing a broad cross section of artistic interest, who are committed to making arts at the Kennedy Center accessible, engaging, and relevant to youth.   Youth that presently engage with the Kennedy Center through career development programs, school partnerships, and community based organizational collaborations are encouraged to apply.  KC Youth Council members will serve as advisors, curators, and ambassadors for programs during the 2016-17 season, and will engage in learning opportunities with Kennedy Center artists and staff as members of the Council.

Participation Requirements

To participate, students submit the application and required forms.  Please ensure that you have completed the application in its entirety before submitting it to us. Student must also be 14-18 years of age and enrolled in high school (Home School, etc.).  The application process closes on October 3, with selected Council members announced on October 17. 

Introduction

The Kennedy Center and Washington Performing Arts present “SHIFT: A Festival of American
Orchestras,” a three year festival celebrating North American orchestras launching in the spring
of 2017. SHIFT will reect each orchestra’s unique identity and strengths on a national platform
through performances, community events, symposia, and more.
Before submitting this proposal form, please download and read the Request for Proposal ("RFP"). The
RFP includes crucial information on project eligibility, selection process, performance and residency
activities, compensation, and more.

Due: Date on which 100% of deliverables have been completed, or by September 7, 2016.

  • Remember your login information once you’ve created a Submittable account. You can use it for any Kennedy Center application or form in the Submittable system.
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  • Click the Submit button when you are finished with your report. If you need to re-enter it at after submission, click the application number under Submissions in your account and click on Request Edits.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Litvak at sslitvak@kennedy-center.org.


Due: Date on which 100% of deliverables have been completed, or by September 7, 2016.
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  • Save your report as a draft until completed. You can re-enter it at any time by going to https://apply.submit.kennedy-center.org/login Then go to the Saved Drafts tab.
  • Click the Submit button when you are finished with your report. If you need to re-enter it at after submission, click the application number under Submissions in your account and click on Request Edits.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Litvak at sslitvak@kennedy-center.org.

Due: Date on which 100% of deliverables have been completed, or by September 7, 2016.
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  • Click the Submit button when you are finished with your report. If you need to re-enter it at after submission, click the application number under Submissions in your account and click on Request Edits.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Litvak at sslitvak@kennedy-center.org.
Due: Date on which 100% of deliverables have been completed, or by September 7, 2016.
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  • Click the Submit button when you are finished with your report. If you need to re-enter it at after submission, click the application number under Submissions in your account and click on Request Edits.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Litvak at sslitvak@kennedy-center.org.
Due: Date on which 100% of deliverables have been completed, or by September 7, 2016.
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  • Click the Submit button when you are finished with your report. If you need to re-enter it at after submission, click the application number under Submissions in your account and click on Request Edits.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Litvak at sslitvak@kennedy-center.org.
Due: Date on which 100% of deliverables have been completed, or by September 7, 2016.
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  • Click the Submit button when you are finished with your report. If you need to re-enter it at after submission, click the application number under Submissions in your account and click on Request Edits.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Litvak at sslitvak@kennedy-center.org

Due: Date on which 100% of deliverables have been completed, or by September 7, 2016.
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  • If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Litvak at sslitvak@kennedy-center.org
Due: Date on which 100% of deliverables have been completed, or by September 7, 2016.

This Word document is a preview of a survey to be completed online at https://apply.submit.kennedy-center.org/submit/52011

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  • If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Litvak at sslitvak@kennedy-center.org

About the Award

The LEAD® Award for Emerging Leaders was created in 2008 to acknowledge arts administrators who are motivated by the LEAD® conference to become an advocate for accessibility within their own organizations and communities. These individuals have successfully applied what they learn at the conference to open doors to and shape opportunities that are inclusive of people with disabilities and older adults in the cultural arts.

Criteria

Recipients must have attended a LEAD® conference within the past two years and implemented a new access initiative or project as a direct result of their attendance. These new initiatives can include any efforts to improve accessibility, such as conducting a docent, staff, or volunteer accessibility training; providing materials in alternate formats; interpreting a lecture or performance; reviewing and revising organizational policies; forming an access advisory committee; etc.

Applications for the 2017 Awards for Emerging Leaders must be received by May 15, 2017. Applications will be reviewed by committee and applicants may be contacted for an interview.



Ends on May 16, 2017

About the Award

The LEAD® Awards for Excellence in Accessibility Leadership are unique in that they recognize a full body of work and concentrate on addressing the needs of the disability community as a whole.

Recipients are selected for having sustained accessibility efforts over a significant period of time, demonstrating either an individual or institutional commitment to the inclusion of all people with disabilities. This pertains to incorporating accessibility into organizational programs, projects, and environments. Other factors considered in selecting award winners are the breadth of impact and how the person or entity has served as a role-model or leader within the cultural arts community and in areas such as business, social service, and government.

Nominations

Individuals who have attended the Kennedy Center's LEAD® Conference within the past four years are eligible to nominate arts organizations or individuals for the LEAD® Awards for Excellence in Accessibility Leadership.

Applications for the 2017 Awards for Excellence must be received by May 15, 2017. Applications will be reviewed by committee and applicants may be contacted for an interview.




Ends in 6 days, 12 hours $ 6.00
$ 6.00
Thank you for your interest in the 2016-2017 WNO Young Associates Program! 


PROGRAM INFORMATION

Application Deadlines
The application deadline is Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 11:59 p.m. EST.

Teacher recommendations must be received by Monday, October 10, 2016, 11:59  p.m. EST.  Full instructions are below.


Eligibility
This program is open to high school students in the greater Washington, D.C. area who are interested in exploring the professional world of opera.  Whether interested in performing onstage or in the orchestra; designing sets, costumes, or lighting; building and managing the technical components involved in a complicated production; bringing the production and audiences together through public relations and marketing; or any of the various other aspects that go into making opera and related art forms happen; we welcome you to apply!

Students who have applied to or participated in the WNO Young Associates program previously are welcome--and encouraged--to reapply.


Program Schedule and Attendance Expectations

Accepted students must commit to attending all required events.  Please check your schedules before applying to ensure that you will be able to attend.  If you have questions about any potential conflicts, please email akday@kennedy-center.org or call 202-416-8846. 

Saturday, October 22, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., WNO Rehearsal Studios in Takoma Park
Saturday, October 29, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., WNO Rehearsal Studios in Takoma Park
Saturday, November 5, 4:30-8:30 p.m., The Kennedy Center
Thursday, November 10, 6-9:30 p.m., The Kennedy Center


Additional optional events may be added throughout the year. 


Please note that sessions take place at both the Kennedy Center and the WNO Rehearsal Studios located in Takoma Park.  



Fees
Application Fee:  $6.00 (non-refundable)
Program Fee:  $40.00 (includes all events and meals on 10/22, 10/29, and 11/5)
Need-based scholarships are available.  Contact akday@kennedy-center.org with inquiries.



APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Students must submit an online application form including three short essay questions, a teacher recommendation, and a $6.00 application fee.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Contact akday@kennedy-center.org with questions or concerns.

You may save and close your application at any time before submitting. Once you submit your application, you may no longer make changes to your application. 


Brief Essay Questions
As part of this online application form, students will need to answer the following questions in 750 words or less:
  • What do you hope to gain from participating in the WNO Young Associates program?
  • What are your long- and short-term personal and professional goals?  What skills and experiences do you need to make progress on meeting these goals?  (If you are a singer, please include your goals and needs in vocal performance, though you may describe other areas as well.)
  • Describe a time when art (of any genre) has done something powerful--in your own life or in the world around you.
    OR
    If you could turn any book, movie, play, or story into an opera, what would you choose?  What would make it a good opera?


Teacher Recommendation
As a prospective members of a pre-professional program preparing students for higher education and beyond, students are expected to be responsible for ensuring that all application materials are submitted completely and on time.  Therefore, it is the responsibility of the student to communicate with his or her teacher regarding the letter of recommendation procedures and expectations.  

Students will enter the email address of the referring teacher on this application.  Once the application is submitted, the teacher will receive an email with a link to upload a reference letter. Be sure to have the teacher whitelist submittable.com or check his or her spam folder to ensure receipt of the reference letter request.  Teacher recommendations must be received by October 10. 

If possible, the referring teacher should provide the following information in his or her recommendation:
1. Name, contact information, and relationship to applicant (voice teacher, theater director, etc.)
2. An indication of whether or not the applicant should be selected to perform in a mock auditions session (this information is used only to determine participation in the session; it is not considered in overall acceptance)
3. Why this student is a good candidate for the WNO Young Associates program and how he or she will benefit from participation
4. Obstacles and areas of need the student faces in terms of future success, both as a performer and/or in general
5. Any concerns about the student's ability to attend the program or to comply with expectations


Application Fee
You will be prompted to pay your non-refundable $6.00 application fee when you submit this application.  Payment via credit or debit card or Paypal is strongly preferred.  If you do not have access to these forms of payment, please contact akday@kennedy-center.org for information about alternate ways to send payment.



Please visit kennedy-center.org/wnoyoungassociates for program information.  Contact akday@kennedy-center.org or 202-416-8846 with questions.
Thank you for your interest in the NSO Young Associates' Program. You will receive a confirmation email once your application has been submitted.

Please note: you may save and close your application at any time before submitting. Once you submit your application, you may no longer make changes to your application. This includes attaching files.

The submission deadline is Thursday, January 5, 2017, 11:59 p.m. EST.

Please visit the NSO Young Associates’ Program website for audition details and instructions.
Ends on November 7, 2016

The Marian Anderson Vocal Award celebrates excellence in performance by recognizing a young, American singer who has achieved initial professional success in the areas of opera, oratorio or recital repertory, and who exhibits promise for a significant career. Please submit your nomination for the 2017 award below.

Ends on December 31, 2016

LEAD® is a professional network focused on exploring practical methods for implementing accessibility in cultural environments and sharing resources and knowledge among professionals in the field of accessibility. The 2017 conference will be held DATES in Austin, T.X.

Please note: The LEAD® conference does not address professional development for artists with disabilities or arts education.  For resources for artists, please visit the VSA Programs page.  For information on arts in education, please visit the Intersections Conference page. 

Sessions will be selected by and at the sole discretion of the LEAD® content committee under the supervision of the Kennedy Center.  Presenters should be prepared to cover their own travel and hotel expenses, meal costs, and applicable conference fees.   

For more information, to request proposal materials in a different format, or to discuss your proposal, please contact the Kennedy Center’s Office of Accessibility at 202-416-8727 or access@kennedy-center.org.

Thank you for your interest in The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards! You will receive a confirmation email once your application has been submitted.

Please note: you may save and close your application at any time before submitting. Once you submit your application, you may no longer make changes to your application. This includes attaching essays, videos, or audio files.

The submission deadline is Saturday, December 31, 2016, 11:59 p.m. EST.

Please visit the Kennedy Center website for application information and instructions.

Guidelines for Nominators:
-Nominators must be at least 18 years of age

-Nominators must have been the Nominee’s student; no nominations by peers, parents of students, etc., will be accepted.

-Nominators must no longer be enrolled in the school where the Nominee was their teacher.

-Nominator must provide adequate contact information for us to be able to reach the teacher being nominated.

Guidelines for Nominees:

- Nominees must be legal residents of the United States. Nominees for posthumous awards must have legal residents of the United States

-Nominees must teach or have taught in a K-12 school, or college, or university in the United States.

-Teachers of all grade levels and subject areas are eligible.

 



Thank you for your interest in Summer Music Institute. You will receive a confirmation email once your application has been submitted.

Please note: you may save and close your application at any time before submitting. Once you submit your application, you may no longer make changes to your application. This includes attaching files.

The submission deadline is Monday, January 23, 2017, 11:59 p.m. EST. 

Please visit the NSO Summer Music Institute website for audition details and instructions.
Ends on November 4, 2016

Are You Eligible for the Kennedy Center Internships?

Our program is designed for undergraduate and graduate students to experience a fast-paced, nationally-recognized performing arts institution,  and develop specific technical skills in a professional setting. Applicants must be a sophomore, junior or senior in an undergraduate program, have obtained their undergraduate degree within one year of the time of application, or be currently enrolled in a master's program. International applicants are encouraged to apply; however, the Kennedy Center does not sponsor visas. If you are not a U.S. citizen, you will be asked to provide proof of visa at the time of application. 

Program Requirements 

In addition to working with their department teams on their placement projects,  Kennedy Center  Interns will be required to attend and participate in the following activities and events throughout the term: 

  • KC Class- Offered every Wednesday, KC Classes are taught by Senior Leadership at the Kennedy Center. Interns participate in group work, complete assigned readings, and collaborate on presentations with their fellow interns. Interns are required to attend KC Class every Wednesday. Up to 2 unexcused absences will be allowed. 
  • Informational Seminars- Offered once a week on varying days, Informational Seminars are hosted by directors and managers from the many different departments at the Kennedy Center. Schedule permitting, interns are required to attend informational seminars. 
  • Professional Development Workshops- Workshops address critical skills that will help interns compete in today's selective job market. Current Professional Develop Workshops include interview skills, utilizing personal digital branding, networking and resume workshops, workplace habits and listening styles. Schedule permitting, interns are required to attend Professional Development Workshops.

We are looking for all of these qualities in each Kennedy Center Intern:

  • Pure Passion: You know what you want, and you will work hard to get there . Even if you don't know it yet, you are committed to finding the right path for you
  • Great Communication: You have excellent ideas, and you know how to convey your ideas simply and confidently. You are also a superb listener, and use your listening skills to develop an awareness of all the projects and tasks that lie ahead.
  •  Mastery of the Written Word:  You know how to write for diverse audiences, and are willing to take constructive feedback from your supervisor in order to successfully relay the message
  • Team-Oriented Mindset: You can work independently, but see the value in collaboration and contribute accordingly
  • Organizational Prowess: You have multiple to-do lists. You know how and when to tackle different steps in every project and use your great communication skills to give project status updates to your team
  • Confidence to Connect: You work hard to seek out opportunities for professional development and growth. You want to create connections with the people around you and are committed to building meaningful, professional relationships