Military Experience & the Arts seeks talented, motivated individuals interested in providing veterans and their families with opportunities to express themselves in a growing network of online and in-person communities.

A federally recognized, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, MEA began in college classrooms, helping student veterans figure out where they're going by articulating where they'd been. A small, campus publication of veteran stories, poems, and artwork quickly expanded its reach to veterans from throughout the United States, including veterans of all generations. In 2012, the first ever Military Experience & the Arts Symposium, funded by a grant from the KY Dept. of Veterans Affairs, provided more than 130 veterans and their spouses with three, all-expenses paid days of workshops in creative expression and arts therapies. The community forged in that event has since grown, publishing more than six volumes of veterans' creative works, leading a number of free, online writing workshops, mentoring dozens of up and coming veteran writers, and moving towards its second national event in Lawton, OK in May 2015.
We invite applications and inquiries from individuals interested in any and all positions. Qualified, altruistically minded individuals who submit their applications along with innovative, realistic proposals intended to take MEA to the next level of veteran service will be reviewed by the MEA Executive Board and invited to informal, online interviews.

All positions are volunteer at this time. Positions currently open to applications:

MEA Executive Board 


Staff Positions:

Editors of 

Or, after reviewing our website, accomplishments, and current direction, you have an idea for a position not mentioned above, feel free to suggest your own.

The application that follows should be filled out in its entirety, and all required documents must be included in order to be considered. Complete applications can expect a response within one to two business weeks

Informal Inquiries can be directed to David Ervin, MEA President, at

Thank you for considering becoming a part of the Military Experience & the Arts team. Hopefully, soon, you will be able to help us help them.

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