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.
Diversity and Inclusion are Core Values
The diversity of the creative community is a fundamental strength and our foundation. We celebrate and embrace diversity as a value and a practice in everything we do regardless of age, disability status, economic circumstance, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or any other aspect that makes you unique.
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Keith Jeffreys – USA (5th SFG[A])
CHARLES “CHRIS” CROSS
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
ROBERTO CARLOS ZEA
– LONDON BASED UK LIAISON –
EMERITUS BOARD MEMBERS
John Keaveney (Veteran, 1/75th Rangers, Vietnam 1968-1971, Founder, New Directions, Inc.)
Daniel Cano, Professor of English, Santa Monica City College (Veteran, 101st Airborne Division, Vietnam)
Judith Broder, M.D. (Founder /Chair – The Soldiers Project)
John Perrin Flynn, veteran, U.S. Army, Director, TV and Film, Founder, Rogue Machine Theater.
John Densmore, musician, writer, actor and filmmaker, with a long and award-winning involvement with theater.
Ron Kovic (Veteran, United States Marine Corps, Vietnam 1965-1968, Author: “ Born on the Fourth of July”)
Dan Lauria (Veteran, United States Marine Corps, Vietnam). Noted stage, television and film actor.
Richard Cummings, The Nathan Cummings Foundation
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS