Angels of America’s Fallen (719) 377-7352 The Mission Continues 813-481-0241 Institute for Veterans and Military Families: Onward to Opportunity 719-244-6634 Operation Homefront 719-368-3898 Teller County Veterans Service Office (719) 686-5526 Pikes Peak Community College Department of Military & Veterans Programs 719-502-4100 El Paso County Veterans Services 719-520-7750 Army Community Service Soldier Family Assistance Center 719-526-1949 Fort Carson Warrior Transition Battalion 719-526-9350 Operation TBI Freedom (855) 355-6824

In order to participate in the MAC program, either as an Artist Facilitator or a Military & Veteran Service Organization, you will need to participate in a formal MAC training session. Training for individuals and organizations accepted into the MAC program is provided free of charge, and will be available on several different dates in the coming months (see below). Once you have completed your training, you will be given access to log in to the back end of this website, where you will be able to edit your content, and take advantage of the full functionality of the MAC program. All MAC participants will be expected to maintain their own website content, and will be asked to serve as informal ambassadors for the program.

Training for Artist Facilitators is designed and delivered by the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) Veterans Health and Trauma Clinic (VHTC). The VHTC serves as practicum and training site for the University’s doctoral students pursuing their PhD in Psychology, Trauma Track. It is a fully functional behavioral health clinic staffed with licensed clinicians and psychologists, all of whom are highly trained in treating trauma based disorders and have specific experience working with military and veteran populations. The curriculum includes a web-based component that leverages existing educational resources from the Creative Forces’ PsychArmor training module, as well as a half-day, in-person session that will feature subject matter experts from the military and healthcare sectors. Participation in the MAC program is open only to artists and arts organizations working in El Paso and Teller Counties of Colorado.

Training for Military & Veteran Service Organizations is designed and delivered by Imagination Celebration, a local nonprofit organization that connects people of all ages to the brain-stimulating, community-building, life-enhancing power of creativity by inspiring artistic and intellectual curiosity; instigating community collaborations and promoting life-long experiential learning that helps us thrive in a changing world. The curriculum includes an overview of the local arts community, education about research that substantiates the efficacy and benefits of arts-based engagement activities, and guidance about how to use the MilitaryArtsConnection.org website for maximum benefit. Participation in the MAC program is open only to military and veteran service organizations working in El Paso and Teller Counties of Colorado.

If you’d like to get involved in the MAC program, please submit an online application by following the appropriate link below. For questions, please email info@MilitaryArtsConnection.org

Upcoming Trainings for
Artist Facilitators

If you are unable to participate in any of the training sessions below, there will be other opportunities in the future – stay tuned for more details.

Artist Facilitator Training

Friday, July 26th

8:30AM-12:30PM
at the UCCS Lane Center

Wednesday, August 21st

1:00PM-5:00PM
at the UCCS Lane Center

Upcoming Trainings for
Service Organizations

If you are unable to participate in any of the training sessions below, there will be other opportunities in the future – stay tuned for more details.

Service Organization Training

Saturday, July 27th

8:30AM-12:30PM
at the Imagination Space

Monday, August 12th

8:30AM-12:30PM
at the Millibo Art Theatre
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