Competition for Young Artists with Disabilities VSA Arts and VolkswagenDeadline: June 19, 2009Number of Awards: 3Award: 1st prize: $20,000, 2nd prize: $10,000, 3rd prize: $6,000
http://www.vsarts.org/PreBuilt/showcase/gallery/exhibits/vw/current/ The program is open to artists between the ages of 16 and 25 who are living in the United States and who have a physical, cognitive, mental, or sensory disability. Submissions must be original work completed within the last three years and after the onset of disability .Eligible media include, but are not limited to, paintings and drawings (oil, watercolor, acrylic, pencil, or charcoal), fine art prints, photography, computer-generated prints, digital art, and time-based media (video, film). Work must have a visual component. Both representational and abstract work are welcomed.