2017 4th National Summit: Reintegration & Resilience

The Role of Arts in Recovery, Transition & Transformation across the Military Continuum and the R&R Arts Festival: From Recovery to Regeneration
February 2 – 5, 2017
Tampa, Florida


Pre-Conference Tour - Veterans Art Exhibit
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa Riverwalk

Festival Performances:  Featuring The Carpetbag Theatre, Liz Lerman, the War & Treaty, Exit 12 Dance, Makoto Hirano, the Combat Hippies, and more!

  • February 2 – 4, 2017   7:30 PM
    USF Theatre 1 & School of Music Concert Hall
  • February 5, 2017   6:30 -9:00 PM
    Veterans Community Open Mic
    Tre Amici @ The Bunker, Ybor City, Tampa

National Summit
February 3, 2017   9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
USF Patel Center for Global Solutions
& Gibbons Alumni Center Traditions Hall

Practitioner Exchanges & Workshops
February 4 – 5, 2017
USF School of Theatre & Dance and Marshall Center

About the Summit

Since its inception, the National Initiative for Arts & Health in the Military (NIAHM) has convened conversations among artists, arts professionals, creative arts therapists, caregivers, researchers and policy makers across the country that are designed to share best practices and promising programs, as well as provide a forum for cross sector dialogue on strategies for collective action.

The 4th National Summit: Reintegration & Resilience—The Role of Arts in Recovery, Transition, and Transformation across the Military Continuum will once again bring together a cross-sector group of 250 leaders, practitioners and advocates who support greater access to the arts and creative arts therapies for the military and Veteran populations.

Included this year is a two-day Practitioner Exchange and Workshop Series providing hands-on engagement and interactive experiences linking artists, creative arts therapists, and healthcare professionals into arts practices and collaborations aiding in recovery, reintegration, resilience and regeneration for service members, Veterans and their families. 

The 2017 gathering will feature the R&R Arts Festival: From Recovery to Regeneration, a festival of original performance works by, for, about—and with—Veterans, organized and curated by Art2Action.

The National Summit is a by-invitation event, offered free to participants. One access pass to the R&R Arts Festival with registration. Space is limited and will be confirmed on a first come/first served basis. Participants will be notified if their registration is placed on a waiting list. Participants are responsible for the costs of their own transportation and lodging.

Hotel Information 

The deadline for making reservations with a Summit discount is January 12, 2017
Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa near Busch Gardens
3705 Spectrum Boulevard
Tampa, Florida  33612
GROUP NAME:  NIAHM 4th National Summit
Attendees may make reservations by calling us directly at (813) 903-6610 or our reservations department at 1-800-EMBASSY (1-800-362-2779) and mention that they are with the NIAHM 4th National Summit and/ or mention the group code NIA to simplify the booking process.

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Partners and Sponsors

Americans for the Arts is honored to co-host the National Initiative for Arts and Health in the Military’s 4th National Summit: Reintegration & Resilience alongside Art2Action, Inc. and the University of South Florida(USF) College of the Arts. Additional partners include The Carpetbag Theatre and New England Foundation for the Arts.

The Summit and companion R&R Arts Festival: From Recovery to Regeneration have been made possible thanks to the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation National Grants program and The Loreen Arbus Foundation.