Creative Forces Webinar Series
Creative Forces hosts webinars free and open to the public on insights learned from its Clinical Programs and Community Engagement projects. Explore below to learn about upcoming programming and access archived webinars.
Insights on How to Serve Military and Veteran Families November 10, 2021 3-4pm ET
Creative Forces®: NEA Military Healing Arts Network presented a webinar exploring the unique experiences, challenges, and strengths of military-connected populations, and the role of creative arts programming in serving these individuals. Hear from the authors of two upcoming Creative Forces-associated publications on this topic as they discuss support strategies ranging from clinically-based therapy interventions that address physical, emotional, and social needs to community-based engagement activities designed to promote social connection, resilience, creative expression, independence, and successful adaptation to civilian life.
Community Outreach and Strategies October 27, 2021 3-4 pm ET
Creative Forces®: NEA Military Healing Arts Network presented a webinar focusing on partnership and outreach strategies to effectively serve military and veteran populations. Hear from artists, veterans, and state, local, and community arts organization representatives—all associated with Creative Forces Community Connections projects—on their experiences using collaboration and targeted outreach strategies in their programming to advance health, well-being, and quality of life for military-connected populations exposed to trauma.
Moderator: Hannah Jacobson Blumenfeld, Creative Forces Community Engagement Manager
Glenda Carino, Communications Manager, ArtsWA
Anna Pasquale, Resident Artist, Jacksonville-Onslow Council for the Arts
Danielle Braxton, Creative Forces Art Therapist, Camp Lejeune, NC
Alice Santana, Vice President, Education & Community Engagement, Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Fred Johnson, Artist in Residence & Community Engagement Specialist, Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Community Engagement Grant Program October 13, 2021 3-4 pm ET
The National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Mid-America Arts Alliance, is pleased to launch a new grant program as part of Creative Forces®: NEA Military Healing Arts Network. The Creative Forces Community Engagement Grants will support community-based arts programming for military-connected populations, providing opportunities for creative expression while building connections and improving resiliency. Creative Forces is an NEA initiative in partnership with the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs which seeks to improve the health, well-being, and quality of life for military and veteran populations exposed to trauma, as well as their families and caregivers. The deadline to apply for these grants is December 15, 2021.
Creative Forces Healing the Invisible Wounds of War June 25, 2021
Creative Forces®: Healing the Invisible Wounds of War is an interactive exhibition of 45 pieces of visual art, music, and performances by military service members and veterans who are current or former participants in the Creative Forces®: NEA Military Healing Arts Network. The exhibition also includes first-person accounts from the artists about their experiences with creative arts therapies and effects of these treatments on their lives.