Literature Review, Needs-Assessment, and Creative Art Therapies and Non-clinical Arts Engagement Field Scans For National Guard and Reserve Populations

Creative Forces®: NEA Healing Arts Network seeks a contracting entity/contractor to conduct a literature review, needs-assessment, and Creative Arts Therapies (clinical or psychoeducational) and Non-clinical Arts Engagement field scans aimed to determine opportunities for the integration of new programming addressing National Guard and Reserve populations. The work completed under this request for proposal is supported through Creative Forces: NEA Military Healing Arts Network (the Network, or “Creative Forces”) project. This contract will entail the development of a literature review and needs-assessment report surrounding Guard and Reserve populations (inclusive of family members).  Additionally, a creative arts therapies field scan of individuals and organizations working with National Guard and Reserve populations, will be required in the areas of Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Dance/Movement Therapy, Drama Therapy, Psychodrama, and Poetry Therapy. A second, separate field scan should focus on (non-clinical) arts engagement efforts for National Guard and Reserve populations.

Proposal includes:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Proposal
  3. Resumes
  4. Budget
  5. Writing samples (literature reviews, needs-assessments and/or field scan reports)

Submit cover letter, proposal, resumes, budget, and writing sample(s) by August 4, 2020 by email to: [email protected]

Start Date: o/a August 15, 2020

Contract End Date: December 31, 2020


By email: Received no later than 8pm EDT August 4, 2020.

Submitting Questions:

All questions pertaining to this solicitation may be directed to [email protected] All responses to applicant questions will be posted to the RFP public site at https://www.americansforthearts.org/about-americans-for-the-arts/careers…

All questions must be submitted no later than 4pm EDT on July 24th in order to guarantee posting to the public site. All responses will be publicly posted to the website on an ongoing basis.