Creative Forces operates in both clinical and community settings, providing various avenues for military-connected people and their families and caregivers to advance their health and well-being through the arts.

Through the Clinical Program, creative arts therapies are offered in healthcare settings to help patients achieve their treatment goals.

The Community Engagement Program expands our reach, supporting non-clinical arts activities that promote health and well-being for participants in a variety of settings.

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Clinical Program

The Creative Forces Clinical Program brings creative arts therapies to military patients and veterans who are receiving care at Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs facilities across the nation.
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Community Engagement Program

The Creative Forces Community Engagement Program supports community-based programs and activities that enable military-connected people to experience and create art.
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Across our programs, Creative Forces invests in research and evaluation to understand the impacts and benefits of creative arts therapies and community engagement opportunities for military-connected people.

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