Creative Forces Arts and Military Conference

March 9 & 10, 2018
Jacksonville, NC


Creative Forces is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, plus state and local arts agencies. The network places creative arts therapies at the core of patient-centered care at 11 military medical facilities across the country, as well as a telehealth program to reach patients in rural and remote areas. Camp Lejeune is one of the clinical sites. 

Join attendees at the conference to learn and discuss strategies to increase access to arts activities for military personnel, veterans, and their families, both on post and in your community.

The Creative Forces Arts and Military Conference is hosted by the Jacksonville-Onslow Council for the Arts, Coastal Carolina Community College, Camp Lejeune, and the North Carolina Arts Council.

Conference Details


Friday, March 9
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Jacksonville-Onslow Council for the Arts
826 New Bridge St, Jacksonville, N.C. 28540

Saturday, March 10
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Coastal Carolina Community College
444 Western Blvd, Jacksonville, N.C. 28546  

Friday Evening Program
Saturday Conference Agenda
Map of Coastal Carolina Community College

Conference Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn Jacksonville
1016 Jacksonville Parkway
Jacksonville, N.C.  28546
(910) 346-2400

A block of rooms has been held for conference attendees who are traveling from out of town. Click here to reserve a room.


We have limited space for the Creative Forces Conference. Please complete the registration form to reserve your spot. Questions? Contact Vicki Vitiello at