The 9th Annual Veteran Arts Showcase invites veterans, active duty service members, reservists, and their families to submit images of their art for the online gallery. They welcome all crafts and visual art - painting, graphics, sculpture, photography, etc. They invite speakers, writers, musicians, and performers of all kinds to particpate in the Showcase by sending a pre-recorded performance.
The Veteran Arts Showcase at the FDR Library and Museum in Hyde Park, NY is an event that celebrates veterans and the healing power of creativity. The event will move to a digital platform this year due to COVID-19. This digital Showcase will include an online art gallery, and a variety of speakers and performances will be streamed throughout the day on Saturday, November 20th. The Showcase will remain viewable on their website through winter/spring 2022.
**Application deadline is Saturday, October 30, 2021.**Read more
The Eyes of the World: From D-Day to VE Day will be presented at Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage on Wednesday, November 10, 8pm.
Presented on the eve of Veterans Day at Carnegie Hall, The Eyes of the World tells the dramatic story of the final 11 months of World War II in Europe, through music, archival photos, video, and personal letters. The story unfolds through the eyes of Ernest Hemingway, LIFE magazine war photographer Robert Capa, Vogue model-turned-photojournalist Lee Miller, and a young soldier who landed on Utah Beach on June 6, 1944.
Ian Weinberger (conductor of Hamilton) conducts the 58-piece Orchestra of St. Luke’s with music from Saving Private Ryan, Glenn Miller, Edith Piaf, and others, as well as some of his own original compositions that will be heard for the first time. Kate Rockwell (Mean Girls) headlines a cast of top Broadway vocalists, bringing stories often lost to history to life; from the journey of the all-Black 761st Tank Battalion to the Women’s Army Corps units, tasked with cleaning up years of mail for troops desperate for news from home.
This compelling, and at times surprising program, developed in close cooperation with the American Battle Monuments Commission and the New-York Historical Society, honors those who have served and sacrificed for our country, both then and now.
Historian John Monsky is the creator, writer, and narrator. Ian Weinberger is the music supervisor/conductor. Peter Flynn is the director. Meredith Wagner and Geralyn Lucas are the producers.Read more
The 2021 National Veterans Creative Arts Competition is open. Each VA facility determines their own local competition deadline dates with many deadlines as early as April and throughout the summer months. Veterans must work with a staff person from the VA facility where they are enrolled to submit entries into the competition.Read more
The 2021 DOC NYC x VC Storytelling Incubator, a new initiative from DOC NYC (NYC documentary film festival) and the Video Consortium (VC), provides 15 emerging documentary filmmakers from underrepresented perspectives with hands-on creative consultation and professional guidance from established industry voices through a unique year-round mentorship program.
Fifteen emerging documentary filmmakers or video journalists from traditionally underrepresented perspectives will be paired with 15 documentary veterans who represent the diversity of the field. Mentors will provide feedback on the mentee's work-in-progress nonfiction film, offering year-round advice and insight on story, creative process, and funding and distribution potential over the course of six meetings, including one intensive meeting to take place during DOC NYC's annual November festival as well as a series of mentee group meetings. In addition to mentorship support, mentees will also receive free access to DOC NYC's year-round online program of educational events; discounted access to its 8-day professional conference, DOC NYC PRO, and waived submission fees to its Only In New York industry networking program for works-in-progress.
**Applications close Saturday, July 31st**Read more
The GI Film Festival San Diego (GIFFSD) invites you to submit your films for the 2022 Festival.
GIFFSD aims to reveal the struggles, triumphs, and experiences of military service members and veterans through compelling and authentic storytelling. Documentaries, narratives, shorts, and feature length films are presented, highlighting stories of heroism, resilience, and honor.
The next juried festival, May 17-21, 2022, will be held at MOPA in central San Diego, CA. The festival includes the Local Film Showcase, which features San Diego’s filmmakers, events, people, or places.
Submissions of military experience themed films are open to filmmakers of every level from first-timers to old pros. Submissions are also accepted from filmmakers who serve, or have served in the Military, regardless of whether or not the film submission is military-themed.
The Soldier's Arts Academy (SAA) will host its first International Poetry Competition.
They are looking for original, unpublished poems that are influenced by military life. The theme can be interpreted as loosely as you like as long as there is some link back to the military.
The competition is open to all members of the military community, whether you are a serving soldier, a veteran or a relative of a service person/ex service person. You do not need to be a published poet or have tons of experience, just have a go! This is also an international competition, so they welcome entries from across the globe.Read more