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Everyday Art Club: Art for Anyone, Art for Everyone

Everyday Art Club: Art for Anyone, Art for Everyone

Art Club starts with the core belief that creativity and art-making are for everyone. A year and a half ago, we started running art events out of my living room. The art events have long since evolved and changed, and become what we now know as Everyday Art Club.

Pennsylvania Art Therapy Association Hosts a Hill Day

Pennsylvania Art Therapy Association Hosts a Hill Day

On March 20, 2024, members of the Pennsylvania Art Therapy Association (PAATA) met at the State Capitol in Harrisburg, PA for Hill Day. Several PAATA members convened to advocate and speak with the public about the need for an independent Art Therapy License in Pennsylvania (LPAT).

2023 Chapter Advocacy Updates

2023 Chapter Advocacy Updates

Advocating for licensure isn’t just about advocating for practicing art therapists: it’s about calling for increased access to mental health professionals and keeping the profession sustainable for future art therapists. Here’s a look at AATA chapter advocacy and how you can help.

Florida Art Therapy Association Hosts a Licensure Advocacy Event

Florida Art Therapy Association Hosts a Licensure Advocacy Event

The Florida Art Therapy Association (FATA) in collaboration with the Florida State University (FSU) Art Therapy Program, hosted an art therapy advocacy convening on Friday, November 17th. The event brought together a diverse community to support House Bill 51 and Senate Bill 878, which would create rt therapy licensure.

Update on Virginia’s Licensure Regulations

Update on Virginia’s Licensure Regulations

On Oct. 6, 2023, the Art Therapy Advisory Board of the DHP of Virginia met for the first time since August 2021. Once the licensure regulations are approved, they will circle back to the Board of Counseling and then back to the desk of the Secretary of Health and Human Resources and Virginia’s Governor. Learn more how you can get involved.

Integrating Art Therapy in Museums: Bridging the Gap between Isolation to Community Connection

Integrating Art Therapy in Museums: Bridging the Gap between Isolation to Community Connection

The museum visit, paired with art-making, provides participants with an elevation of their museum experience, especially those who report rarely making or creating art themselves. What I have observed through my project on integrating art therapy in a museum was how connecting different community members over art-making fosters group cohesion as a sense of belonging in a museum.

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