About Veterans Services
Art Spark Texas provides services for current and prior military members and family. The arts are important to veterans because for many transitioning military personnel it is a way to express all that they saw, heard, and experienced during service. It is also important to civilians to understand what our veterans have been through and to open pathways of communication.
We offer in-person and virtual classes in creative programs such as music, visual art, writing, theater, and dance.
Annual Distinguished Artist Veterans Exhibition
We host an annual exhibition of veterans’ artwork and provide opportunities year-round for artists to get involved with our Artworks program. View our 2020 virtual exhibit in partnership with Texas Folklife and hear audio stories from the artists.
The 2021 Call for Art is open now.
Trainings for Arts Organizations
We work with arts organizations statewide to forge partnerships with vet organizations to provide art programs for veterans and military families. 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 at (512) 454-9912 or [email protected].
THANK YOU TO OUR FUNDERS!
Our Veterans program is made possible through generous support from the Texas Commission on the Arts, The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, and Creative Forces: NEA Military Healing Arts Network.
Creative Forces®: NEA Military Healing Arts Network is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in partnership with the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs and the state and local arts agencies. This initiative serves the special needs of military patients and veterans with traumatic brain injury and psychological health conditions, as well as their families and caregivers. Administrative support for this initiative is provided by Americans for the Arts.