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Friday 3 February 2017

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An Artist Plenary at the National Initiative for Arts & Health in the Military 4th National Summit

Friday 3 February 2017



Art2ActionAmericans for the Arts, and the University of South Florida (USF) presented an Artist Plenary at the National Initiative for Arts & Health in the Military (NIAHM), 4th National Summit livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at Friday 3 February at 1:00 p.m. EST (New York) / 12:o0 p.m. CST (Chicago) / 10:00 a.m. PST (Los Angeles).

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For the first time in the history of NIAHM’s National Summit convenings, the 2017 gathering will be held in Tampa, FL, and will include a festival of original performance works by, for, about, and with veterans, organized and curated by Art2Action. This ground-breaking event will help to place veterans’ stories—and the work of artists engaged in creation with them—at the center of an extraordinary cross-sector convening, designed to bring more than 200 military, veteran, and civilian practitioners, researchers, and policy makers together to share knowledge, learn new skills, and help inform a nationwide vision for increasing access to the arts and creative arts therapies for all of America’s military service members, Veterans, their families, and caregivers. Additional partners include The Carpetbag Theatre, and New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) “Art in the Service of Understanding: New Perspectives from Artists and the Military Community” program. The R&R Arts Festival is made possible by the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s Fund for National Projects grant program.


  • Moderator: Andrea Assaf, Artistic Director, Art2Action Inc.
  • Roman Baca (Veteran), Artistic Director, Exit 12 Dance
  • Liz Lerman, Choreographer, Healing Wars
  • Linda Parris-Bailey, Executive/Artistic Director, The Carpetbag Theatre & Playwright, Speed Killed My Cousin
  • Maurice Decaul (Veteran), Artist in Residence at Theatre Communications Group (TCG), Veterans and Theatre Institute
  • Saori Murphy (Veteran), Visual Artist
  • Teo Castellanos, Director, The Combat Hippies
  • Makoto Hirano (Veteran), Performance Artist
  • Michael Trotter Jr. (Veteran), Singer/Songwriter, The War & Treaty

About HowlRound TV

HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by the nonprofit HowlRound. HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world's performing arts and cultural fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively. Participate in a community of peer organizations revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field by becoming a producer and co-producing with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, email, or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.

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