Creative Forces: NEA Military Healing Arts Network

National Capital Region Summit

The Creative Forces National Capital Region Summit took place in Washington, DC, at the Mead Center for American Theater on May 14–15, 2018, hosted by the National Endowment for the Arts in collaboration with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.

This summit brought together the arts and military communities around the National Intrepid Center of Excellence at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and Fort Belvoir in Virginia, two of the Creative Forces clinical sites. Through remarks, live performances, panel discussions, and working groups, the summit advanced the important role the arts can play in both clinical settings—through creative arts therapy—and in community settings through arts programs.

Summit Agenda | Participant Bios