The 1st National Festival of performing arts by, for, about & with Veterans
Art2Action, Inc. proudly presents, in conjunction with the National Summit on Arts & Health in the Military, the first-ever …
FROM RECOVERY TO REGENERATION
A national festival of performances created by, for, about & with Veterans
February 2-5, 2017 @ USF
In February 2017, Art2Action, Americans for the Arts, and the University of South Florida (USF) will co-host the National Initiative for Arts & Health in the Military (NIAHM) 4th National Summit: Reintegration and Resilience. For the first time in the history of NIAHM’s National Summit convenings, the 2017 gathering will include a festival of original performance works by, for, about and with veterans, organized and curated by Art2Action. Titled the R&R Arts Festival: From Recovery to Regeneration, 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).
EVENTS, DATES AND SCHEDULE:
R&R Festival: From Recovery to Regeneration
All events are open to the public, tickets required.
OPENING NIGHT, Thurs, 2/2 – Speed Killed My Cousin by Linda Parris-Bailey and The Carpetbag Theatre, featuring Andresia “REAL” Moseley @ USF Theatre 1
Friday, 2/3 – Touch Concert, featuring The War & Treaty, and a new digital music composition based on the stories of veterans in the Tampa area! @ USF School of Music, Concert Hall
Saturday, 2/4 – Dance Concert featuring Healing Wars by Liz Lerman, Exit 12 Dance, and more! @ USF Theatre 1
Sunday, 2/5 – The Veterans Community Open Mic, featuring The Combat Hippies, directed by Teo Castellanos, at Tre Amici @ The Bunker (6:30-9pm). Free event!
And much more!!
Pre-Summit Tours and Special Seminars
Thursday, February 2, 2017 – 9:00 am-4:30 pm. Open to Summit participants. Advance registration required.
Friday, February 3, 2017 – 9:00 am-4:30 pm. Open to military service members, Veterans, caregivers, artists, creative arts therapists, healthcare professionals, administrators, scholars and researchers, public and private sector leaders, family members and supporters. By invitation only.
Professional Development Workshops: Practitioners Exchange
Saturday, February 4 – Sunday, February 5, 2017 – 9:00 am-4:30 pm. Open to National Summit and additional participants depending upon space availability. Advance registration required.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
R&R Festival performances and events are open to the public.
Tickets will be available through the USF College of the Arts box office.
Workshops will be by registration only, with limited availability. Stay tuned for ticket & registration information! Or sign-up for Art2Action’s mailing list at: www.art2action.org
The National Summit is an invitation-only event, offered free to participants. Participants are responsible for their own transportation and lodging. The event brings together a cross-sector group of practitioners, researchers and leaders from the military, Veteran, public and private sectors, civilian non-profit arts, health and social sectors, as well as interested individuals, advocates and administrators who support greater access to the arts and creative arts therapies for the military and Veteran populations. Space is limited and first come/first served; not all requests can be honored, and participants may be placed on a waiting list. To request an invitation, email Marete Wester, Americans for the Arts Senior Policy Director: email@example.com
2017/02/02 - 2017/02/05
Additional time info:
Performances Thurs-Saturday at 7:30pm
Open Mic Sunday – 6:30-9pm