Events and Media Kits

November 2, 2015
Veterans and the Arts Congressional Briefing

In advance of Veterans Day and the congressional district work period, Americans for the Arts in coordination with the Congressional Arts Caucus held a congressional briefing on “Veterans and the Arts”, Monday, November 2nd from 11 am – 12:00 p.m. in Rayburn House Office Building room 2103. The briefing highlighted some of the successful and promising work being done through the VA through partnerships, such as the VA Arts, Health & Well-being Pilot Project, coordinated by Americans for the Arts in partnership with Johnson & Johnson and the VA Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation, and in programs such as the VA National Veterans Creative Arts Festival (co-presented with the American Legion Auxiliary).  Previews of helpful resources were provided, including the National Initiative for Arts & Health in the Military’s National Network Directory, and the upcoming Report from the Third National Summit: Advancing Research in the Arts for Health and Well-Being Across the Military Continuum, co-sponsored by Americans for the Arts and the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health at the National Institutes of Health, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Panel Moderated by:

  • Nolen V. Bivens, Brigadier General, U.S. Army (Ret.) and President, Leader Six, Inc.

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2015 Third National Summit:
Advancing Research in the Arts for Health and Well-being across the Military Continuum

Opening Reception

Thursday, February 26, 2015 
National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

NATIONAL SUMMIT

Friday, February 27, 2015
Nachter (Ruth L. Kirschstein) Auditorium at the National Institutes of Health

Closing Reception

Friday, February 27, 2015      
Bethesda Marriott Congressional Ballroom

The Third National Summit of the National Initiative for Arts & Health in the Military (NIAHM) is sponsored by Americans for the Arts and hosted by the National Center of Complementary and Integrative Health/National Institutes of Health with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.  The Summit is a by-invitation-only event that will examine the critical research needs impacting military service members, veterans, and their families in promoting health, healing and well-being from pre-deployment, deployment to reintegration into civilian life. The program examines the current evidence base for efficacy of the arts and creative arts therapies in helping service members and veterans recover from illness and injury, with emphasis on topics of interest to military and veterans healt, including resilience, physical and psychological healing, family strengthening and reintegration, and articulated in the NIAHM Blueprint for Action and White Paper.  A report on the findings and discussions from the Summit will be published in Spring 2015.

To request information regarding the Summit contact Marete Wester (mwester@artsusa.org).

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2013 National Summit: Arts, Health and Well-Being Across the Military Continuum

April 10, 2013

The 2nd National Summit: Arts, Health and Well-Being Across the Military Continuum hosted by the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center was a by-invitation event focusing on the benefits of arts exposure, active art-making, and issues related to research, policy, and practice in arts and health across the military continuum. The summit was part of the National Initiative for Arts & Health in the Military, a collaborative effort to advance the arts in health, healing, and healthcare for military service members, veterans, their families, and caregivers. Over 200 leaders from the military and arts community attended to share their experience, findings, and solutions for moving forward. The results of the discussions were summarized and included as part of the findings of the National Initiative for Arts & Health in the Military White Paper, released in Fall, 2013.

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