Armed Services Arts Partnership
ASAP’s Community Hubs
Armed Services Arts Partnership cultivates community and improves well-being for veterans, service members, military families, and caregivers through the arts. To date more than 800 veterans, service members, military family members, and caregivers have participated in more than 225 classes and workshops in Washington DC and Hampton Roads communities. ASAP delivers art classes teaching comedy, creative writing, improvisation, acting, drawing, and storytelling. A 2018 evaluation funded by BWF found that veterans and military family members who participate in their program increase social support, sense of purpose, resilience, and self-esteem. However, there is still a need for continual engagement in community based arts programing to maintain the outcomes from their initial program. This NFL-BWF Salute to Service Grant will support ASAP’s Community Hubs allowing 220 veterans to enjoy sustained improvements to their well-being through continual access to the supportive arts community and engagement.