Photo by Jeremy Lock Rash of Fall Colors by Dennis Hicks

The United States Veterans’ Artists Alliance (USVAA) is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary non-profit arts organization, founded in 2004 by military veterans and artists. USVAA provides opportunities for veterans in the arts by highlighting the work of veterans in the arts, humanities and entertainment industry along with the contributions veterans have made to the rich cultural history of our nation since the Revolutionary War.

Additionally, USVAA networks with veterans, artists, supportive individuals and organizations within the arts and veterans’ communities to find funding and support for individual artistic projects in theater, film, television, the visual/fine arts and a wide variety of crafts.

Where possible, USVAA strives – as spokespersons in the veteran’s community and in our endeavors as artists – to address issues of concern to veterans and their families via artistic endeavors and platforms. These issues include the transition from military to civilian life, education, employment, the effects of wartime and military service injuries such as PTSD, TBI and Military Sexual Trauma (MST) and homelessness among veterans.

For more information about our work please visit our ABOUT PAGE.


Congratulations to USVAA Colleague Sati Kaur, U.S. Army veteran, writer, film director, and now a participant in the highly competitive 2020 Universal Writers Program. Sati is one of the four selectees chosen from 1500 applicants. You can read more about this exciting news HERE.

USVAA New Works 2018 with Katie Robinson, Kadyn Michaels, Tim Robbins, Izzy Izagui, Sati Kaur, Rick McGovern, Melissa Ritz and Christopher Sweeney

USVAA New Works 2018 with Katie Robinson, Kadyn Michaels, Tim Robbins, Izzy Izagui, Sati Kaur, Rick McGovern, Melissa Ritz and Christopher Sweeney.

COVID-19 Crisis Resources for Artists

We hope this finds you well in this extraordinarily difficult time.

We have added a COVID-19 Resources page to our website. So far, we have added links compiled by the Headlands Center for the Arts and Los Angeles Times Staff Writer Anousha Sakoui, as well as resources courtesy of Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager. Our many thanks for their efforts.

We trust that you already have access to VA and local resources, but if you don’t and need assistance, we’re here to help you.

Also, we’re in close contact with officials at the municipal, county, state and federal level in the Los Angeles area as well. We’re happy to reach out to those representatives to advocate on your behalf for needed services.

Additionally, we’re available to contact those representatives in your local area should you be experiencing difficulty with local and regional service providers.

Please be safe and feel free to contact us should you know about additional emergency resources for artists in your state and we’ll add them to our growing list.

Our Next Writers Workshop

The next USVAA Writers Workshops will take place, again via Zoom, on Monday, Sept. 14th and Tuesday, Oct. 6th, all from 7 to 10 pm.

Please contact Keith at for more details and the meeting link and codes.

Our free monthly Writers Workshops are part of our ongoing Veteran Writers Workshop program, mentored by professional, produced WGA members. 

As always, they are free for veterans. 

USVAA New Works 2019 / Veterans in the Arts and Humanities Day

At 4 pm, Sunday, October 27th, California State Assemblymember Sydney-Kamlager Dove (CA-54), honors USVAA, our colleagues and all veterans with permanent, annual State of California recognition of November 1st as Veterans in the Arts and Humanities Day.
In addition to the honors from the state of California, USVAA is proud to announce the presentation will open with a warm welcome and remarks by West Los Angeles College President, Dr. James Limbaugh.
Recognition of Veterans in the Arts and Humanities Day will take place in conjunction with the USVAA Veteran Writers Program New Works Presentation 2019, an annual presentation of selected works developed for the entertainment industry and publication through our monthly USVAA Veteran Writers Workshops.
We are proud to announce scenes from selected works by the following USVAA Colleagues for the New Works Presentation 2019 :

Cathy Torres, USMC
Cinthya Hernandez, US Army
Peter Cook, USMC
Dave Lara, US Navy
Jack Kennedy, US Army
Justin Denino, USMC

Doors open at 3:45 pm with a reception following the program from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. This event is open to the public and all veterans attend free of charge. Donations in any amount are requested.

Corban Cold Lundborg Kelly Clarkson Show segment

Congratulations to USVAA Colleague Corban Cold Lundborg, featured this week in a segment on the Kelly Clarkson Show. He made us all look good and it super to see our fine arts colleagues featured on television shows. Kudos to Kelly Clarkson and keep up the great work Corban!

ABC7 SALUTES segment featuring USVAA and Jen Lavita

Recently, ABC 7 aired a short segment about the USVAA as part of their ABC7 Salutes series, featuring our Colleague Jen LaVita. You can read more about Jen by clicking on her name to go to her page on this website.

Neither Wolf Nor Dog featured in KTLA 5 Los Angeles Interview

This is a must-watch interview about the movie Neither Wolf nor Dog that ran on 9/12/2019 on KTLA-Channel 5 here in Los Angeles. Congratulations to USVAA Colleague Christopher Sweeney and Director Steven Lewis Simpson on a super job both on the movie and the interview. We wish them both tremendous continued success as the film continues to wow audiences and critics alike.

Click the image to visit the interview page. 

Announcing the formation of Onward Press, USVAA’s publishing imprint

Onward Press is the publishing imprint of the United States Veterans Artists Alliance. Onward’s mission is to publish well-written, compelling books by military veterans, spouses, military brats, and other family members.  Also, people who served in other agencies overseas and their family members. Onward is interested in great stories well-told, and are not limited to military, veteran or government-service topics.  Onward publishes literary novels, non-fiction, memoirs, mystery, true crime, suspense-thrillers, to name just a few.

Learn more by visiting the ONWARD PRESS WEBSITE