BENEFITING: ARTISTS FOR AWARENESS INC
The Dirty Canteen Documentary will focus on Veteran-Artists who have taken on the mission of storytelling by trading in their rifles and rucksacks for art supplies. This documentary will explore the lives and work of these veterans and illustrate how art has helped reshape their individual experiences in the military. With your help, these artists will share stories of reintegration and adaptation to life back at home.
In the military we were issued brand new canteens, but after many training exercises and deployments the canteens got worn, abused and dirty. The Dirty Canteen is a metaphor for our involvements and experiences in the military. We were soldiers and humanitarians and though we can no longer do so in uniform, we choose to continue this service to others by using the arts, education and workshops.
We served in conflicts from the Gulf War, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq. We have a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge to share and would appreciate the opportunity to do so.
The Dirty Canteen Documentary is a collaborative initiative with Artists for Awareness Inc. a nonprofit public charity recognized by the IRS as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
For more information about the Documentary, please visit Artists for Awareness's Fundraising page at http://www.crowdrise.com/TheDirtyCanteenDocumentary