VSA Texas started services specifically for veterans with disabilities/wounded warriors in 2009. We host an annual exhibition of veterans artwork and provide opportunities year-round for artists to get involved with our Artworks: Creative Industries professional development program. We also work with arts organizations statewide to forge partnerships with vet organizations to provide art programs for veterans and military families.
A National Action Plan is being developed that will ensure the availability of arts interventions for our service men and women and their families, and integrate the arts as part of the “Standard of Care” in military clinical as well as programs in community settings across the country. Read these two reports to find out what is happening around the US on this topic.
Thanks to funding from the National Arts and Disability Center and the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation we have developed a map and spreadsheet highlighting veteran specific arts programs happening all over the United States. Download the Resource and the Map Here
Based on our research in partnership with the Texas Commission on the Arts, we have found there is a growing need for arts related services for Texas veterans and military personnel in our communities. If you are an arts organization interested in learning more about providing art programs for veterans, examples of successful programs, and trainings on working with veterans and military families, please contact us. Download the Brochure Here
Looking for ways to connect with veterans in your area? Meet a peer specialist in your community through Visit Bring Everyone in the Zone.
VSA Texas is hosting our newest DAV exhibit which includes artwork by 22 Texas veteran artists.
This two month exhibition will include an opening reception and an educational program.
November 6, 2014 - January 4, 2015
at the Institute of Texan Cultures
801 Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78205
Thursday, November 6th from 6-8 pm
Sunday, November 9th from 2-4 pm
Tejanos/Tejanas and their service in the military
Featuring veteran artist Ernesto Sanchez
Part of the FREE Day at the Museum
For more information visit texancultures.com.
© 2014 Jessica Buerger, Dogtags and Wedding Rings, digital print