Community Building Art Works is a 501(c)3 charitable organization committed to building community through the arts. Our belief is that healthy communities are built and maintained by multiple leaders, and empowering veterans with the tools, education, confidence, and resources to support others will advance art, community, and healing across the country.
Through arts-based community events, we bring together mixed groups of veterans and civilians to engage in dialogue that uses art as a tool for rigorous thought. Renowned artists, writers, and musicians lead public workshops and performances to cultivate connection and understanding through creativity, honest sharing, and supportive listening. CBAW endeavors to unite individuals from different backgrounds and perspectives in discussion and reflection about the impact of war on art, the role of artists in a time of war, and the history of art and war. The organization supports artistic excellence, research initiatives and facilitator training/support through arts-focused programming.