MARCH 12-13, 2018

Arts advocates from around the nation will be gathering from March 12-13, 2018 in Washington, DC to participate in Arts Advocacy Day: The National Arts Action Summit. The event will include advocacy training and networking, followed by the Congressional Arts Kickoff, during which participants can meet with Members of Congress and Senators to discuss the impact of the arts on their communities.

The AATA encourages members and art therapists to attend. Advanced registration is open through February 21, 2018. The AATA has been collaborating as a National Partner in the subcommittees on Arts & Health and Arts in the Military of the 2018 Arts Advocacy Day Legislative Planning Committee, which works to draft and update the Issue Briefs for the Congressional Arts Handbook 2018.

The AATA will be hosting a Meet and Greet with Art Therapists and Friends of the Profession after the events. Please RSVP to let us know if you’ll be attending.

MARCH 13, 2018

The American Art Therapy Association (AATA) is thrilled to participate again this year as a National Partner for Arts Advocacy Day 2018!

We are very excited to continue networking with our members and friends of art therapy after the Hill meetings on March 13th from 4:00 to 6:00 PM in the State Room at the 201 Bar. The AATA will provide appetizers and there will be $5 drink specials.

Please submit your RSVP.

AUGUST 2-5, 2018

Proposals are now being accepted for NorCATA’s 2018 West Coast Conference which will be held at the Sonoma State University Events Center in Rohnert Park (Sonoma County, CA). Please help us to support recovery and rebuilding efforts in this wine country community. Many of our colleagues have either lost homes or know someone who has lost everything in the wildfires that devastated the area in October of last year.

NorCATA strives to continue growing and building our art therapy community through supporting research being done by our colleagues. The keynote presenter will be Janis Timm-Bottos, Ph.D., ATR-BC, PT. The future of art therapy demands a new type of creativity, solidarity, and social inclusion. This viewpoint explores the art therapy profession and the role of educational practices to envision change in uncertain times. Art therapists have the ability to offer expertise in the serious dilemmas facing humanity.

Proposal submissions will be accepted no later than Friday, March 2, 2018. Please contact if a short extension is needed. Authors will receive e-mail notification on the status of their acceptance or denial no later than April 14, 2018.