The Arts and the Military:Transforming War and Trauma Experience through the Arts

Workshops & Public Events

May 13 – 18, 2012 – Washington, DC (FREE)

Art Exhibitions/Creative Writing/Dance/Film/Papermaking/Performance/Theater

Veterans are changing the arts in America. The Arts, Military + Healing: A Collaborative Initiative is the first program to bring together the diverse individuals and groups involved in this transformation. A new generation of artists is responding to the traumatic experiences of prolonged war, creating haunting and memorable work. The AMH workshops and programs unite the military communities with veteran and civilian artists, arts organizations, schools, national cultural institutions, philanthropic foundations and military hospitals to raise awareness of the significance of the arts in the healing process.

FREE 5 DAYS OF ARTIST-LED WORKSHOPS for veterans, service members, and military families of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and for professional artists and art therapists who are now working, or hope to work within military communities.
Registration Required: May 2 for drama workshop; May 13 for other workshops.

FREE PUBLIC EVENTS open to all: art exhibition tours and reception, film screening, dance and theater performances.

DOCUMENTARY FILM PROJECT: Vets on Sets, Veteran Artist Program.

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