Creative Forces®: National Endowment for the Arts Military Healing Arts Network National Resource Center presents the webinar, Built to Scale: Creative Forces’ Clinical Research Expansion. Join the NEA and colleagues on March 16, 2022 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm EDT, during Creative Arts Therapies Week, for an exciting discussion of four new pilot studies being funded by Creative Forces to assess the impacts of art therapy and music therapy on military and/or veteran populations. NEA Director of Research & Analysis Sunil Iyengar and Creative Forces Clinical Research Director Donna Betts will moderate a panel of investigators representing the four studies: Dr. Joke Bradt, Drexel University; Dr. Anjan Chatterjee, University of Pennsylvania; Dr. Maya Story, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; and Dr. John Williamson, University of Florida.
Creative Forces®: NEA Military Healing Arts Network is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs that 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. Creative Forces is managed in partnership with Americans for the Arts, the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, and Mid-America Arts Alliance.
As part of Creative Forces, creative arts therapist clinicians provide art therapy, music therapy, and dance/movement therapy—as well as creative writing instruction—for military patients and veterans at military medical facilities, including telehealth delivery of care for patients in rural and remote areas. More than 83,000 creative arts therapy encounters have been facilitated by Creative Forces® creative arts therapists to more than 14,700 patients at clinical sites. Learn more about this initiative and explore related clinical research in the Creative Forces’ National Resource Center.