March 2009 - May 2009: Issue 30
An Issue on Teaching Artists, Part Two

News And Notes

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HSC Foundation Program: Arts Internships

The HSC Foundation Internship Program is currently seeking applicants for internships at cultural arts institutions around the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. HSC Interns will enjoy close working relationships with experienced theater and museum professionals, hands-on training, and the opportunity to be a part of some of the D.C. area’s busiest and most artistically diverse museums, theaters, and performing arts centers.

Internships will be between 10 and 40 hours per week for a minimum of 8 weeks. Qualified applicants will be between the ages of 18 and 25; have a documented disability or chronic illness; and demonstrate an interest in the arts. Specific job qualifications and requirements vary by placement. All HSC Interns will receive a stipend.

For information about current placement opportunities, please contact the Kennedy Center’s Accessibility Program at 202-416-8727 (voice) or The HSC Internship Program is funded by the HSC Foundation and administered by the Accessibility Program at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.


Washington, D.C. Theater Internship Opportunities

The following are links to internships at theaters in the Washington, D.C. Area



Webbytalents, a website for sharing videos made by or for people with disabilities across the world, is now online!  People with disabilities and site visitors are invited to make and post up their videos on the Webbytalents to share their personal stories.  Webbytalents is a place where everyone can express themselves, learn, share experiences, present his association, and raise awareness of disability worldwide.  Associations, Organizations and Communities, from anywhere in the world, are also invited to upload their videos or trailers on


Black Rock Arts Foundation Grant

We fund interactive art. We fund art that is accessible to the public, civic in scope and prompts the viewer to act. We like art that can be experienced in more ways than visually. We are fans of art that is meant to be touched, heard or experienced, as well as viewed. We prioritize funding art that involves the audience in its creation and presentation. We suggest you browse our website and look at the past grant recipients to get an idea of what we’ve funded in the past. Black Rock Arts Foundation gives grants to individual artists or artist collectives that create interactive artworks destined for communities in the world at large; there are no geographic restrictions placed on those who can apply. If you’ve applied for or received a BRAF grant previously, you may apply again. Individuals, groups and established 501c3 non profits are all eligible to apply. Applications are available for download now.

The 2009 Grant Cycle will begin to accept applications February 13, 2009, 9:00 am. The deadline for application and supplemental material submissions is March 13, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. For information and application:


Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Grants

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation supports the richness and diversity of the region’s arts resources and promotes wider access to the art and artists of the region, nation and world. The Foundation serves the states and territories of Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, the US Virgin Islands, Virginia, and West Virginia. For more information about grant opportunities go to:


Academy Of American Poets Awards

The Academy of American Poets was founded in 1934 to support American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry. The Academy of American Poets provides the most important collection of awards for poetry in the United States. Guidelines and entry forms are provided, where applicable. For more information:


The Joyce Awards

The Joyce Awards support commissions given by Midwest cultural institutions to artists of color. Four grants of $50,000 each will be awarded for commissions of works in Dance, Music, Theater, and Visual Arts. The annual awards target cultural organizations in Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, and St. Paul/Minneapolis. Deadline is April 6, 2009. For more information:


Inside/Out Performance In New York City

"Inside/Out...voices from the disability community" -this VSA arts production, exploring first-hand experiences of the disability community through personal narratives, opens in New York City in March 2009. This production is fully accessible to all audiences.  For more information go to:  or to purchase tickets, visit or call (866) 468- 7619.