Our Mission

AITAF’s mission is to use the powerful shared experience of the arts to start conversations between military and civilian, service member and family member, the world of the arts and the world of practical action.

Our Values

  • Accessibility

    We bring free artistic experiences to military communities that showcase diverse contemporary works of art.

  • Dialogue

    We use the shared experience of art and/or military training to encourage an exchange of ideas across ranks, and between service members and artists.

  • Entertainment

    We aim to foster resiliency, boost morale, and build community.

  • Integrity

    We respect both our audience and the work we present by not compromising our standards of artistic excellence.

  • Professionalism

    We bring the highest quality of artists, arts programming and planning to match the commitment, knowledge, and experience of the military community.

  • Respect

    We value the diversity of the military and artistic communities by honoring both their differences and shared human experience.

Leadership

Adam Driver

Co-Founder
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Joanne Tucker

Co-Founder
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Lindsay Miserandino

Executive Director
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Erica Newhouse

Program Director
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Brian Lepak

Program Coordinator
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MaryKathryn Kopp

Communications Associate
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Board

Stephen Belber

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Adam Driver, U.S. Marine Corps

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Andrea Fionda

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Ben Gross

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Paul Kalsbeek, U.S. Marine Corps

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Phil Klay, U.S. Marine Corps

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Larry Lennox-Choate, U.S. Army

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Frank Monterisi, U.S. Marine Corps

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Joanne Tucker

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Christopher Wolfe, U.S. Army

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Advisory Council

  • Francois Battiste
  • Eric Bogosian
  • Michael Boyd
  • Malia Du Mont
  • Laura Linney
  • Stephanie McClelland
  • Patricia McGregor
  • Tim Blake Nelson
  • Joseph W. Polisi
  • David Rabe
  • Lili Taylor
  • Dianne Wiest

Student Veteran Interns

Daní Rodriguez, U.S. Marine Corps

Summer 2018

Shyendra Chandrasena, U.S. Coast Guard

Spring 2019

Brian Lepak, U.S. Marine Corps

Summer 2019

Cole Smith, U.S. Air Force

Spring 2020

AITAF Financials

2018 990  | 2018 Audit
2017 990 2017 Audit

Upon written request to 220 36th Street, Unit 21, Brooklyn, NY, 11232 
a copy of any annual report can be obtained from 
Arts in the Armed Forces, Inc., or from the Office of the 
Attorney General by writing the Charities Bureau, 
120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.