The Veterans Art Foundation’s small and doesn’t have much in the way of space/money/equipment. However, we have something just as good, reach. While we may not have until we have sponsorship or a businessperson in charge (not me). We can provide opportunities.
We’ll continue to open doors for Vets or act as a go between. Please utilize the opportunities to further yourself and your art (if that’s what you’re trying to do). It will benefit us by lending credibility and expose us to a greater audience.
By this I mean art shows, film festivals, poetry collections, gallery openings, music promotion, dance and sculpture to name a few.
I can understand struggle and failure. In the beginning I tried to publish a memoir with the funds helping the VAF. I was rejected soundly and gave up. It’s a bit different now. With the VAF we can breach the wall. There are days I doubt my own skills or ability to run the program. There are plenty of more talented people out in the veterans world who can benefit with our help. All it takes is an opening to make a mark on the world.