WELCOME TO VAP
To Foster, Encourage, and Promote Veteran Artists
VAP, a 501c3 nonprofit, takes artists who are also veterans, and propels their works and careers into the mainstream creative arts community through networking, mentorships, collaborations with professional artists, and original productions. We are based in the Baltimore-Washington area but we work with other like-minded organizations and individuals across the country to expand the network and visibility of veteran artists.
Our scope includes the performing and visual arts, specifically music, theater, filmmaking, acting, painting, photography and many other disciplines in the creative arts. We also provide high quality, veteran-led, professional services such as event and film production, documentation through video and photography, gallery exhibitions and much more.
Art is for Us. Art is an Option
Countless veterans made the brave decision to step away from their art and be part of something larger than themselves and fight for their country. VAP provides the resources, tools, and networking necessary to take the intentional artist to the next level. We are about collaboration in all genres of art with an emphasis on bringing together the veteran and artistic communities.
We had the honor of sitting down for an interview with Vietnam POW General John Borling for an hour long interview to discuss his new book, Taps on the Walls. The book is comprised mostly of poems he composed and committed to memory during his 6.5 years in the Hanoi Hilton. We've edited the interview down to a 10-minute video, click the picture below to watch the video.