The United States Veterans Arts Program is a non-profit 501c3 tax-exempt organization based in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
Our mission is to increase the representation of veterans in the arts community. We do this by developing and producing artistic presentations that create audience-based conversations and interactivity which reflect on military service and those who served. These presentations are intended to provide a new and uniquely different reality-based perspective on what it means to serve one’s country and the first-person experiences associated with that service.
By encouraging and supporting an aesthetic response to military service, we emphasize the unique diversity of military veterans and create a new identity for veterans as artists, altering the view of veterans as always in need of healing. Through community collaborations towards arts programming, we engage our audiences to reflect on what it means to serve in the military (historically and present day) and the unique experiences associated with that service.
We also provide art resources to VA medical Centers through our Artistic Tools Initiative. Please see our photo gallery below highlighting the VAs we have provided to over the last 8 years.