Series: Arts Deployed: A Practical Guide to Support Arts, Health, and Well-Being Across the Military Continuum

Recorded On: 04/08/2015

Part 1: An Introduction

In the first webinar, we invite you to learn the many ways the arts can be "deployed" in the community to serve the needs of local military and veteran populations by examples of existing programs at the local, state, and national levels. We will introduce the partnering agencies and how they are working together to create this three part guide to connect the Arts sector with the MilVet sector and where to find both sectors in your community, including how to search, or join, the National Initiative for Arts & Health in the Military's online National Directory.

Presented by:Susan Saloom - Military & Veterans Arts Initiative Specialist (Americorps VISTA)from Americans for the Arts; Amanda Lane - Military Outreach Programs Specialist (Americorps VISTA) from the American Legion Auxiliary

Recorded March 11, 2015


Part 2: Current Programs, New Possibilities, and Ways to Help

Programs exist now at the national, state, and local levels and we are here to highlight the ways you can help connect military service members and veterans, their families, and caregivers with the arts. Explore the opportunities in your region by joining at the national, state, or local levels. Or we propose that you can start your own grassroots creative arts programming with your own arts and crafts talents! Explore the many levels of involvement that exist as we serve those that serve.

Presented by: Susan Saloom - Military & Veterans Initiative Specialist - Americorps VISTA, Americans for the Arts; Amanda Lane - Military Outreach Programs Specialist - Americorps VISTA, American Legion Auxiliary; Elizabeth Mackey - Director of the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival ; Dr. Scott Gordon - The 296 Project - Crystal City, VA; Content Contributor: Sierra Lubahn - Maine Veterans Creative Arts Festival Project Coordinator - Americorps VISTA, American Legion Auxiliary

Recorded April 8, 2015


Part 3: Building a Grassroots Community MilVet Creative Arts Initiative

Learning how to partner with organizations from different sectors will ensure the success and longevity of your efforts to serve the military and veteran communities in your region through the arts. The impact of your efforts will create positive change within your community and unite residents across the military and civilian divide. Part Three of the "Arts Deployed" guide will give you suggestions for finding connections in your community and assist you in gaining funding for sustainability, at the local, state, and national levels...the practical part of the guide!

Presented by:Susan Saloom - Military & Veterans Arts Initiative Specialist (Americorps VISTA)from Americans for the Arts; Amanda Lane - Military Outreach Programs Specialist (Americorps VISTA) from the American Legion Auxiliary

Recorded June 24, 2015


Part 4: Arts Across the Military Continuum: Strategies for Developing Strong Partnerships and Successful Programs

Cultural programming and creative therapies for service members, veterans and their families are thriving in communities across the country. Many of these programs are designed to address key issues experienced by veterans — including transitioning from military to civilian life. One program in the Northwest will share how they created an effective partnership of a non-profit organization, government agencies and local businesses in support of training, educating and employing veterans towards meaningful work in the field of historic preservation carpentry. Learn strategies to identify community needs and build military/civilian partnerships that lead to impactful program design.

Presented by: Heather Dwyer, Program Manager, 4Culture; Flo Lentz, Director of Historic Preservation, 4Culture; Candice Corey, Social Worker, King County Veterans' Program

Recorded October 22, 2014





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