About Us

The Veteran’s Spouse Project (VSP), serves our military communities within their communities by building connections through our focused arts programming:

 

I Will Wait, is an original theatrical production, currently offered as a reading, a reading with talk-back and as a fully realized performance.  

Made For You, expressive arts workshops, are offered as a Storytelling Workshop in conjunction with the production or as a standalone Self-Care Workshop Series. 

Stories We Tell, a multi-media collection, is currently offered as individual and group video archival sessions in conjunction with I Will Wait and Made For You and as a standalone experience.

47% OF THE FAMILIES SURVEYED IN THE 2019 BLUE STAR FAMILIES MILITARY FAMILY LIFESTYLE SURVEY SAID THEIR LOCAL CIVILIAN COMMUNITY HAS LIMITED AWARENESS OF, UNDERSTANDING, AND SUPPORT FOR MILITARY AND VETERAN FAMILIES.

Our Story

We'd love to share our story with you.  

 

Take a behind the scenes look at The Veteran's Spouse Project. Get to know "I Will Wait" Playwright and VSP Founder, Amy Uptgraft and "Made for You" Expressive Arts Director, Wendy Caldwell as they share how VSP came to be. 

We believe in providing opportunities to share, create, listen and connect. We believe in bridging the gap between military and civilian communities. 

Our Mission

The Veteran’s Spouse Project (VSP), a nonprofit arts organization, deploys its creative arts programming to military and Veteran communities throughout the nation giving voice to the experiences of military spouses across the generations using theatre and expressive arts. VSP exists to help bridge the civilian and military gaps within our communities by deepening the understanding of what military families endure.

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Our Values

Diversity- represents the service member being enveloped by the circular design, symbolizing the security and safe space encompassing them through healthy family support and community connections. 

Authenticity- with their soft, round edges elicit feelings of empathy and love, built one upon the other, the continual “holding up” from generations of spouses behind us, reminding us of our own strength and resiliency through their stories.  

Compassion- the number of circles in the design is indicative of the five wars portrayed in our production of “I Will Wait” along with the five dimensions of self-care that are shared in our “Made For You” workshops. 

Excellence- the analogous greens remind us of our growth and renewal in healing through the arts by sharing our military life experiences.

Our Logo

The star- represents the service member being enveloped by the circular design, symbolizing the security and safe space encompassing them through healthy family support and community connections. 

The circles- with their soft, round edges elicit feelings of empathy and love, built one upon the other, the continual “holding up” from generations of spouses behind us, reminding us of our own strength and resiliency through their stories.  

Five- the number of circles in the design is indicative of the five wars portrayed in our production of “I Will Wait” along with the five dimensions of self-care that are shared in our “Made For You” workshops. 

The colors- the analogous greens remind us of our growth and renewal in healing through the arts by sharing our military life experiences.

We Need Your Support Today!

The Veteran's Spouse Project

VSP is the only nonprofit arts organization in the nation working to give voice to the experiences of military spouses through theatre and expressive arts. Learn more about how to share, connect, listen and create with us in your community. 

Connect with us:

info@iwillwaitvsp.com

P.O. Box 4216

Oak Ridge, TN 37831

Registered 501(c)(3): EIN 82-4690102

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