The Creative Forces Community Engagement Grants aim to make a difference in military connected communities, through support of arts engagement activities designed to cultivate creative expression, increase social connectedness, improve resilience, and support successful adaptation to civilian life. The inaugural grantees are engaging their local and regional communities in art-making experiences that include a variety of artistic disciplines.
May 21, 2020 National Endowment for the Arts' Artswork Blog authored by Community Connections Manager discussing the adaptations of the Creative Forces community network in response to COVID-19 in Spring of 2020. Image credit: Glen McCarthy teaches a guitar/ukelele workshop to military-connected participants over Facebook Live for George Mason University as part of an online Creative Forces Community Connections project. Photo courtesy of Dr. Niyati S. Dhokai, Veterans' Arts Initiative, George Mason University.