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Current Open Positions

Creative Forces: NEA Military Healing Arts Network

This program is a partnership of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Department of Defense that serves the unique and special needs of military patients and veterans who have been diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injury and psychological health conditions, as well as their families and caregivers. A core component of the initiative will be to support creative arts therapy programs at a total of 12 military and veteran treatment facilities by 2017. Locations that are currently anticipated to participate in the program include Alaska, California, Maryland, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Washington. Other states will likely be joining the network in the coming months. If you would like to be alerted when future sites become available, please fill out this form.

Community Engagement Manager

The Creative Forces Community Engagement Manager works directly with Americans for the Arts’ Creative Forces Project Director, Americans for the Arts’ Creative Forces Project Administrator and the National Endowment for the Arts Creative Forces Project Director, as well as additional Creative Forces project consultants, to support the Creative Forces Community Engagement national learning community, as well as related community engagement activities at each of the Creative Forces Network sites. This position supports activities that create opportunities for deeper involvement of state and local arts agencies as well as community-based arts organizations and arts providers in the national Creative Forces Network. The Creative Forces Community Engagement effort is being developed in close collaboration with the Creative Forces clinics, State Arts Agencies, and local arts agency partners.

Submit cover letter, proposal addressing qualifications and ability to execute duties, activities and deliverables as outlined in Scope of Work and 3 References by December 8th, 2019 to:
By email: creativeforces@artsusa.org.
By mail: Attn: Creative Forces Project Administrator, 1000 Vermont Avenue, NW, 6th Floor, Washington DC 20005

Conceptual Models Phase 2 Project Lead

The intent of this contract is to refine and finalize conceptual frameworks supporting research with military-connected populations in the Creative Forces®: NEA Military Healing Arts Network in the four clinical areas of: art therapy, music therapy, dance/movement therapy, and therapeutic writing.


  • Cover Letter 
  • Proposal 
  • Budget
  • Resume(s) of all project personnel, including the four field experts (researchers) in each of the clinical areas, art therapy, music therapy, dance/movement therapy, and therapeutic writing.


  • By email: creativeforces@artsusa.org
  • By mail: Attn: Creative Forces Project Administrator, 1000 Vermont Avenue, NW, 6th Floor, Washington DC 20005 


  • By email: Received no later than 5:00 pm EDT, January 31, 2020 
  • By mail: Postmarked no later than January 31, 2019



This contract is intended to support execution of the proposed research study located at a Creative Forces Network site, the Malcom Randall VA in Gainesville, Florida. The work outlined in this contract will be executed in collaboration with Charles Levy, MD, Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health system.

The Rural Veterans Telerehabilitation Enterprise Wide-Initiative-Creative Arts Therapy (RVTRI CAT) program is centered in Gainesville, Florida. RVTRI CAT currently employs one board certified art therapist and one board certified music therapist, who see veterans through a hybrid program that includes both in person and telehealth-based creative arts therapy sessions. Most veterans who engage with RVTRI CATs report meaningful improvement over the course of active treatment. It is thought that veterans benefit both from the therapeutic relationship with the creative arts therapist who facilitates the encounter, and directly from engaging with arts materials and processes. However, the trajectory of the effects of encountering and engaging in creative arts therapy is unknown. It is not clear whether benefits are maintained following program participation and what role continued arts engagement may play in supporting these gains. Further, the factors involved in facilitating or blocking continued arts engagement are unknown.

Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample and three References by January 8th, 2020 to:

By email: creativeforces@artsusa.org

By Mail: ATTN: CREATIVE FORCES PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR, Americans for the Arts, 1000 Vermont Avenue, NW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20005