AATA News

Tennessee Art Therapy Licensure Bill Passes! Now Awaits Governor’s Signature

Tennessee Art Therapy Licensure Bill Passes! Now Awaits Governor’s Signature

April 8, 2021

We are thrilled to announce that the art therapy licensure bill (HB 183) passed the Tennessee House of Representatives on April 5, 2021! The bill, having passed the Senate in March, was delivered to Governor Bill Lee on April 7th. According to Tennessee procedures, the Governor has 10 days (excluding Sundays) to sign or veto legislation, or it becomes law without a signature. We expect action by April 19, 2021. We are looking forward to sharing more updates soon!

AATA Journal: Call for Papers and Free Access Articles

AATA Journal: Call for Papers and Free Access Articles

April 8, 2021

Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association is seeking papers for the upcoming issue on the topic “Resilience and Transformation: Learning from 2020” and is offering two limited-time free access to articles in the current issue. All the details can be found in the call for papers and anuscripts are requested by July 31, 2021. We encourage you to consider submitting to the upcoming issue and to review the above articles while they are available free access. Don’t forget that AATA membership includes access to the full offerings of the Journal (login to MyAATA and find the link under the “Research” heading in the Professional Development tab).

Creative Forces Research Opportunity for Art Therapy

Creative Forces Research Opportunity for Art Therapy

April 8, 2021

Creative Forces®: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Military Healing Arts Network has recently issued two Request for Applications (RFA) for feasibility/pilot studies in art therapy and music therapy. The application period is June 2-16, 2021.

Consider Applying for a 2021 Research Grant or Award

Consider Applying for a 2021 Research Grant or Award

April 7, 2021 | Jill McNutt

Opportunities to participate in research and learn more about the status of evidence-based practice in art therapy include, annual research grants and awards, paper and panel presentations at the annual conference and a student poster presentation that includes both graduate and undergraduate contributions. Research awards and grants are offered annually to members of the AATA. Current and upcoming applications can be found at 2021 Award Schedule on MyAATA. 

2021 Scholarship Application Call: Imagine Yourself as an Awardee!

2021 Scholarship Application Call: Imagine Yourself as an Awardee!

April 8, 2021

The call for applications for AATA scholarships closes on May 1, 2021, so you still have time! The benefits of receiving a scholarship extend beyond dollars and cents. When you receive a national scholarship from the AATA, you experience increased networking opportunities from peers and colleagues. When you receive a national scholarship from the AATA, you experience increased networking opportunities from peers and colleagues. Read on to learn about how some of the recipients of 2020 scholarships benefitted from their award and imagine yourself as an awardee in 2021.

SURVEY: Reexamining the Impact of Coronavirus on the Art Therapy Profession

SURVEY: Reexamining the Impact of Coronavirus on the Art Therapy Profession

April 6, 2021

In May 2020, art therapists shared their experiences during the pandemic in the American Art Therapy Association’s (AATA) Coronavirus Impact Survey. Our report told the story of art therapists standing on the frontlines of the pandemic while coping with tremendous challenges. Now, a year into the pandemic, we are launching a follow-up survey to assess how art therapists are doing. While our last survey focused on the entire art therapy community (including students and educators), this survey is focused on clinicians’ work with clients.

Register for the 2021 National Arts Action Summit, April 5-9

Register for the 2021 National Arts Action Summit, April 5-9

March 25, 2021

AATA is proud to join Americans for the Arts as a National Partner once again for the National Arts Action Summit! This year the National Arts Action Summit (April 5-9) will be a multi-day digital event bringing together arts advocates from across the country. The following week (April 12-16) will be Arts Advocacy Week, when advocates will meet with their congressional leaders bringing their passion, knowledge, and stories to advance policy. The deadline to submit a request for full registration support is April 2, 2021. 

Call for Nominations for Volunteer Officers and Directors of the Board

Call for Nominations for Volunteer Officers and Directors of the Board

March 25, 2021 | Christianne Strang

The AATA is currently accepting nominations for AATA members to serve two-year terms (2021-2023) in the following positions: President-elect, Secretary, Board of Directors and Nominating Sub-Committee. Please submit Candidate Applications and Nomination Forms by May 6th, 2021. We encourage you to nominate candidates and vote in the upcoming August 2021 AATA elections!

New 2021 Member Demographics Report Available Now

New 2021 Member Demographics Report Available Now

March 19, 2021

AATA’s new 2021 Member Demographics Report is now available online! This report is intended to be a current, shareable snapshot of the AATA membership community and contains information collected through February 9, 2021.