MusicWorks4Veterans is a member of the WAM cohort. Veteran and MW4V project manager John Selzer has been using the power of music to bring music to veterans being treated at VA locations and veteran residential facilities in the state of Washington.

Wellness, Arts, and the Military

Wellness, Arts, and the Military (WAM) is part of the ArtsWA Community of Care Initiative. WAM supports the growth of artists and arts organizations who have arts and wellness programs for military connected communities. WAM began in 2017 as a Community Connections Project supported by the NEA Creative Forces Military Healing Arts Network. Through summits, convenings, and key partnerships, the WAM program has grown to include arts programming grants, training, funding, and outreach.

The WAM Winter Convening took place December 3, 2021. Topics included military culture and transitions, suicide awareness, networking, outreach, and grants. If you were unable to attend, you can watch the recording by clicking here, or by watching in the player below.

Brenda MaltzMeet Brenda Maltz

Art Therapist Brenda Maltz is an employee of the Henry Jackson Foundation and a member of the NEA Creative Forces Healing Arts Network. Brenda’s clinical experience with active duty and transitioning military members at Joint Base Lewis McChord is a great asset. Brenda helps ArtsWA and the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs build a model of cooperative partnership projects that support Veteran health and wellness through creative arts engagement.