Creative Forces Site Locations
Since 2012, this military healing arts partnership has supported creative arts therapies for service members with traumatic brain injury and associated psychological health issues at two military medical facilities in the Washington, DC, area—the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) at Walter Reed Bethesda in Maryland, and the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Virginia. Congress has encouraged the National Endowment for the Arts’ continued efforts with Creative Forces® and annual funding increases have allowed the NEA to expand the reach and impact of this national initiative.
Creative Forces Clinical and Community Site Locations
Creative Forces serves military communities by providing creative arts therapies in military medical facilities and community-based arts programming around the clinical sites, reaching service members, veterans, as well as their families and caregivers. Scroll down to see location maps for Clinical sites and Community Connection projects.
Creative Forces Clinical Sites
The Creative Forces Network supports creative arts therapists in collaboration with military locations at Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs sites. Watch an interview with Dr. Sara Kass and Aimee Fullman on the Impact, History, and Future of Clinical Activities.
Creative Forces® Community Engagement Grantees
In May 2022, grants were awarded to 26 organizations to support projects that will increase access to arts activities in more communities and will serve a broad population, including active-duty service members, guardsmen, reservists, veterans, military and veteran families, as well as caregivers and healthcare workers providing care for military service members and veterans. Read more about the projects.