Dirty Canteen is a collaboration of this generation's veteran artists and is actively committed to helping fellow Veterans with opportunities for expression and support. We also educate the public. Our goal is to exhibit our work in institutions across the country. The Dirty Canteen is a metaphor for our experiences in the military. We have served in conflicts from the Gulf War, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq, and we would like to share our experiences and knowledge.
We love Combat Flip Flops - the product, the BAMF Rangers behind it, and the mission: Combat Flip Flops creates peaceful, forward-thinking opportunities for self-determined entrepreneurs affected by conflict. Our willingness to take bold risks, community connection, and distinct designs communicate, "Business, Not Bullets"--flipping the view on how wars are won. Through persistence, respect, and creativity, we empower the mindful consumer to manufacture peace through trade.
The War Experience Project is encouraging artistic expression for current and former military services members: warriors. Through acrylic painting workshops warriors reveal their own unique expression of their experience onto a military uniform blouse, revealing what has been in the uniform but never seen except those who have worn it. This process begins community dialogue on veterans terms through art.
Bringing More Veterans to Work in the Arts Benefits Vets and the Art World: Art isn’t only a form of therapy for veterans; some just want to express themselves. Expanding opportunities for veterans in creative fields would benefit them and the art world.
American Healing Arts Foundation Inc., Is organized exclusively to promote the use and application of art as therapy for the benefit of the Public, and particularly to provide a health and spiritual benefit to U.S. Veterans and other first Responders who offer service to their country and community; to promote research, educate the Public, and to encourage and enable generally the use of art as a creative and restorative tool for full re-entry into the community.
Arts, Military + Healing: A Collaborative Initiative: How can the arts—visual arts, theatre, and creative writing—offer veterans, service members, and military families avenues of expression, healing, and reflection?