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 at no cost. Once you have completed your training, you will be given access to login 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. ALL TRAINING HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO THE CURRENT PUBLIC HEALTH SITUATION.
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 on the UCCS campus that will feature subject matter experts from the military and mental healthcare sectors. New for 2020, all incoming Artist Facilitators will be required to complete a FBI background check. The cost for the background check will be reimbursed by the MAC program upon successful completion of the Artist Facilitator training and the setup of your profile on the MAC website. 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 provided by the MAC Administrator on an as-needed basis, at a mutually convenient time and location. The hour and a half curriculum includes an overview of the MAC program, 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
In 2020, we are planning three group training sessions for new Artist Facilitators – the first date is listed below.
Artist Facilitator Training
at the UCCS Lane Center
Upcoming Trainings for
Training for new Military & Veteran Service Organizations will be conducted by the MAC Administrator, as needed.