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SCAPE mission statement

To use art as an opportunity for active and retired armed forces service members to express themselves through visual and performing art, exchange open dialog within the broader community, and build individual resiliency.

 Using art:

  • As an opportunity for service members / veterans to express themselves
  • As an opportunity for service members / veterans and general community to interact through creating and experiencing art
  • To remove the stigma from mental illness and build individual resiliency
  • To develop new career opportunities in the arts for service members / veterans
  • As a catalyst for discourse.

Four major program components:


Exhibitions and Performances

Creating an open forum for of communication between the Armed Forces community and general public, SCAPE offers open exhibits and performances generally by service members.  Click here for Exhibits and Events.           Click here for current Artist Opportunities.  

Therapeutic Art

Open Art Studio art-making sessions are available to active/retired Service members and their families. Sessions are not therapy or medical treatment, but rather allow participants to explore their creativity, inspire & be inspired, & grow with others.

  • Every Saturday:  For active or retired Service members.
  • The Second Saturday of each Month:  Bring one or more family members with you to create.
  • Every First and Second Saturday of each Month:  Offering an optional new creative art making workshop.

Click here to learn more about the Saturday Free SCAPE Open Art Studio.

The Workhouse offers space as a venue for art therapists to rent and offer sessions, as well as space for the Warrior Transition Unit program at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. The Workhouse does not provide clinical therapy, but instead provides opportunities for Therapeutic Arts Making in support of the health and well being of program participants.

Resident Artists

Three SCAPE Resident Artist opportunities provide discounted studio rentals to Service members (active or retired) with objectives towards offering support to the SCAPE program, developing a body of work and acting as ambassadors to the arts and military.  Click here for information about the Resident Artist Program.  

Community Resources

While the SCAPE program does not offer therapy as part of the current services, we have below a list of different providers to aid in crisis intervention and various mental health resources.

Emergency Service Providers

If the case of a dangerous or a life threatening emergency, call 911 immediately.

  • Mental Health Emergency Services and Mobile Crisis Unit – 703-573-5679
  • Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-TALK or text “CONNECT” to 855-11

Fairfax County

  • Alcoholics Anonymous/ Narcotics Anonymous – 703-293-9753 (Phone support or meeting information)
  • Adult Protective Services – 703-324-7450
  • Child Protective Services – 703-324-7400
  • Human Services Coordinated Services Planning (CSP) – short-term, emergency help with basic needs, 703-222-0880
  • Domestic Violence Hotline – 703-360-7273

Prince William County

  • Emergency Services – (703) 792-4900
  • Turning Points/Domestic Violence Shelter- 703-221-4951​
  • Alcoholics Anonymous- 1-800-208-8649
  • Narcotics Anonymous – 1-800-543-4670

Alexandria City

  • Emergency Services – 703-746-3401
  • Adult Protective Services- 703-746- 5778
  • Child Protective Services 703-746-5800
  • Sexual Assault Line – 703-683-7273
  • Domestic Violence – 703-746-4911

SCAPE official Partners and Collaborators

  • Fort Belvoir
  • Marine Corps Base Quantico
  • USO Of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore
  • Northern Virginia Regional Commission

Image above: Chyrese Campbell Air Force, I Am, Mixed media on Combat Paper, 2015