Veteran Artist Program

Posted July 7, 2014

By: Jordan Rubio, Veteran Artist Program

OUR MISSION:

Since 2009, VAP has worked with national veteran and arts organizations to produce six music/theatrical live events, filmed three documentaries, one feature film, curated gallery exhibits, provided videography/photography services, and helped organize more than 30 community improvement projects, including painting two murals in Baltimore. VAP has conducted projects in New York City, San Francisco, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Chicago, Orlando and San Diego. Projects include the Arts, Military + Healing Initiative in D.C., the opening of Bloomberg’sWorkforce1 Veteran Career Center in New York, the first-ever all veteran artist exhibit at the Pentagon and the Arts and Service Celebration in New York City. VAP’s work has been seen on CNN, Fox News, ABC, BBC, MSNBC and covered by NPR, Baltimore Sun, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.

VAP, a 501c3 nonprofit, takes artists who are also veterans, and propels their works and careers into the mainstream creative arts community through networking, mentorships, collaborations with professional artists, and original productions. We are based in New York City but are currently creating programming across the country to expand the network and visibility of veteran artists. VAP works across a variety of mediums including theatre, film, and art exhibitions.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Interviews for “The Telling Project: Chicago”

Are you a veteran or family member of a veteran in the Chicago area? Here is your chance to tell your story as part of the acclaimed Telling Project and become part of the VAP family of artists making change across America. Sign up here to interview with Jonathan Wei and start the process of telling your unique story. Interviewing does not mean that you have to perform but many veterans find the process of simply telling their story empowering. 5-7 veterans and family members will ultimately be chosen to showcase their stories in Telling: Chicago. Get more info here.

Performance of “The Telling Project: Denver”

Performances taking place at Saint Cejetans on the campus of Metropolitan State University of Denver from July 29th – August 1st. Get your tickets here.

Performance of “The Telling Project: San Antonio”

Performances taking place at the Tobin Center on October 1st- October 5th. Get your tickets here.