The resolution cites the potential of creative arts therapies and artist directed programs to positively impact the healthcare spending concerns, quality of care issues, and healthcare needs of active military and veteran populations.
Topic Page News Tabs
Harlem Hospital understands the value of artwork as a healing tool and as something that brings the community together.
The VA's Whole Health for Life plans address the need for programs that can provide a deeper exploration of the wounds of war including visual arts, music, and therapeutic writing programs.
Michael Mitchel, post commander of VFW Post 1 in Denver, Colorado commissioned 100 glass poppies from Hot Shop Heroes at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day on Nov. 11, 2018. The poppies will be available for purchase to support the revival and renovation of Denver’s VFW Post 1, our country’s oldest Veterans of Foreign Wars post and home of the only VFW Post Veterans Arts Council.
"The Falling and the Rising" is a new American opera based on the true stories of dozens of active duty soldiers and veterans at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, The Old Guard at Fort Myer, and Fort Meade, Maryland. The opera chronicles the imagined journey inside the mind of a soldier following traumatic brain injuries suffered during a roadside attack, and was first proposed by a tenor in the Soldiers’ Chorus, Staff Sgt. Ben Hilgert.
Latest from ArtsBlog
arts and healing
Early in 2017, TheatreWorks Florida was interested in a new focus group for their highly successful community outreach program, TheatreCares. Through a quick internet search of “arts,” “health,” and “military...
I’m a disabled (differently-abled) Operation: Iraqi Freedom (OIF) Veteran who found clay after my medical retirement from the US Army in 2011, where I served as a combat medic. It has turned into a business, a passion, and my art has taken on a new purpose. I am passionate about how much...
Laura Ramberg is a ceramicist, sculptor, and dancer who has been working as an artist in the Lawrence, Kansas community for the past 40 years. A true innovator and creative pioneer, she has taught art classes three times a week at the Douglas County Juvenile Detention Center in Lawrence for...
Featured Multimedia - Three Column
Legally blind Veteran Jim Stevens shares how creating his art forms with mono-filament line has saved his life.
How art therapy has impacted the lives of Veterans.
Americans for the Arts Senior Director of Arts Policy Marete Wester presents on “The Role of Arts in Veteran Healing” at the 2014 Washington DC Conference on Arts Immersion in conjuncti
Roman Baca is a ballet dancer that joined the Marines. As a veteran, he promotes social change and health through the art of movement.
What can the arts, our country’s military, and the healthcare sector learn from each other?