To provide education and opportunities for military veterans who are pursuing professional careers in the arts.
The Society of Artistic Veterans [SocArtVets] mission is to provide education and opportunities for military veterans who are pursuing professional careers in the arts.
SocArtVets strives to achieve our mission by creating, promoting and producing content by veteran artists. We help produce veteran made content from within our organization as well as through partnership with other veteran service organizations, while providing military veterans the opportunity to work in a professional artistic environment. We also partner with the civilian arts community on military themed content in order to provide authenticity to specific projects that require it. We seek to inform audiences about the creative abilities, talents, and invaluable work ethic that veterans have to offer as they seek to transition into the arts.
Reach, Lift, Embrace With one hand we REACH for continued success in our pursuit of a career in the arts. With the other hand we LIFTup the next generation of veterans transitioning from the military into the arts. Finally with both arms we EMBRACEthe military, our civilian partners, and our great nation through our art.
Join us for an afternoon of FREE music, art, and discussion with The LAST POETS, REBEL DIAZ, and HA STYLE Rhymes!
Queens is home to communities deeply impacted by conflict: veterans, immigrants, and refugees alike. Soundtrack of War brings together diverse communities to facilitate engagement with conflict in an era marked by mass media, propaganda, apathy, and silence. The Vietnam Era was defined by its artists and musicians. Songs like Give Peace a Chance and What’s Goin’ On continue to define our ideas of resistance and protest. Where is the soundtrack for the Post 9/11 era? The Last Poets, Rebel Diaz, and HaStyle share their perspectives through music and conversation.
Stay after the concert for art workshops. Tell your own story of resistance and resilience through flamenco, rhythm, and songwriting!