VAP Staff


BR McDonald - Founder, President, Executive Producer
Josh Davidson - Senior Producer, Baltimore
Alex Mallory - Senior Producer, Theater, NYC Partnerships
Jeremy Paris - Senior Producer, Information Technology Director
Michael Brown - Program Director, VAP Film Incubator
Kathleen Ellertson - Senior Producer, Visuals Arts - West Coast Coordinator
Jordan Rubio - Production Assistant and Social Media Coordinator

VAP Board


Rich Blake
Whitney Dow
Karen Courington
Nathan Fisher
Linda Frank
Doug Mann
Kevin Massey
BR McDonald
Cameron Russell

Mission: To Foster, Encourage, and Promote Veteran Artists

Since 2009, VAP has worked with national veteran and arts organizations to produce six music/theatrical live events, filmed three documentaries, one feature film, curated gallery exhibits, provided videography/photography services, and helped organize more than 30 community improvement projects, including painting two murals in Baltimore. VAP has conducted projects in New York City, San Francisco, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Chicago, Orlando and San Diego. Projects include the Arts, Military + Healing Initiative in D.C., the opening of Bloomberg’sWorkforce1 Veteran Career Center in New York, the first-ever all veteran artist exhibit at the Pentagon and the Arts and Service Celebration in New York City. VAP’s work has been seen on CNN, Fox News, ABC, BBC, MSNBC and covered by NPR, Baltimore Sun, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. 

VAP, a 501c3 nonprofit, takes artists who are also veterans, and propels their works and careers into the mainstream creative arts community through networking, mentorships, collaborations with professional artists, and original productions. We are based in New York City but are currently creating programming across the country to expand the network and visibility of veteran artists.

VAP focuses on five disciplines: Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Writing/Literature, Film/Video, and New/Interactive Media. We also provide high quality, veteran-led, professional services such as event and film production, documentation through video and photography, gallery exhibitions and much more.

Past Partners & Sponsors

Metabolic Studios
Annenberg Foundation
Bob Woodruff Foundation
Brandman University / Barona Resort & Casino 
Walter Reed Society
American Freedom Foundation
Azalia Charities

Sponsors