Careers in the Arts, Kennedy Centers My Tix, ASL at the NGA

March 7, 2012 in Uncategorized
Career Opportunities in the ArtsInterested in careers in the arts? Opening Stages was developed to provide students and individuals with disabilities with information and resources on career development opportunities. The Fan page will highlight current disability-specific and mainstream opportunities. The Kennedy Center’s Opening Stages Facebook Fan page is loaded with career opportunity announcements such as:

• Internships

• Fellowships

• Competitions

• Auditions

• Grants/Funding

• Scholarships

Additionally, please become a fan of VSA’s Facebook Fan page. VSA will bring you up-to-date information on upcoming performances and exhibitions featuring artists with disabilities, career opportunities in the arts for people with disabilities, and accessible performances. you will find updates about different disability-specific and inclusive practices happening around the world.

The Kennedy Center Opening Stages and VSA’s fan pages are open to all. Please become a fan and spread the word!

The Kennedy Center introduces MyTix!

With MyTix, you can experience the Kennedy Center your way. If you are 18-30 years old or an active duty member of the armed services, join this new program designed to make the performing arts more accessible. And by “accessible,” we mean affordable. With discount offers galore and super-special free ticket giveaways, you’ll have access to all kinds of Kennedy Center performances. So see a Broadway hit, hear a symphony concert, or try something new. Plus you’ll get to meet other arts lovers and share your experiences online and in person. Sound like a deal? You better believe it!

http://www.kennedy-center.org/offers/mytix/about.cfm

ASL at the NGA: An Introduction to the West Building Collection

Tours of the West Building collection are offered in American Sign Language (ASL) with voice interpretation into English on the second Sunday of each month at 1:00 PM, departing from the Rotunda on the West Building’s Main Floor. To learn more about this and other guided tours of the Gallery, please visit www.nga.gov/programs/tours.

In addition to these regularly occurring tours, sign language interpreters and guides for visitors who are blind or have low vision are available by appointment for tours of the permanent collection as well as for special exhibitions. Please call (202) 842-6247 or the Gallery’s Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) at (202) 842-6176 three weeks in advance for an appointment. Special headphones, which deliver full-frequency digital audio sound in a lightweight design, are available.

Printed scripts of all recorded tours are available for visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing, and free large-print brochures are available at the entrances to some of the special exhibitions. For more information, please visit www.nga.gov/ginfo/access.shtm.