A collaboration between the Australian National Veterans Arts Museum (ANVAM) and Midlands Ballarat RSL Sports and Services Club in October last year culminated in the launch of the Veterans Regional Arts Program (VetRAP).
CAPTION: VetRAP-17 participants and ANVAM Arts mentor Anna Taylor. Photo supplied by ANVAM.
This first VetRAP, hosted by the RSL, was conducted over two consecutive days, where veterans of all ages came together to work with ANVAM’s creative arts facilitators.
The newly engaged veteran artists – and in some cases more experienced artists – explored art engagement through various printmaking processes in a relaxed and welcoming environment.
A second VetRAP was hosted by Epworth Geelong in December and included veterans from a range of ex-service groups in the Geelong and Bellarine district.
VetRAP-17 was funded by the Victorian State government through an ANZAC Day Proceeds grant, which aims to improve the welfare of veterans.
For more information about ANVAM, VetRAP and other programs, please contact ANVAM’s Head of Operations Dominik Kul at firstname.lastname@example.org.