April 18, 2023 | By Raquel Farrell-Kirk, MS, ATR-BC, Secretary, American Art Therapy Association

The Nominating Committee kicked off our 2023 informational series during last month’s All Member Meeting. Each year, we continue to grow and develop new ways to ensure the nominations process is a year-long effort with as broad a reach as possible. We will be publishing articles such as this one and continuing to host interactive sessions. Our goal is to help our members stay informed about the positions available on this year’s ballot, be engaged with each component of the nominations process, and get excited about volunteering with our association.

The official call for nominations for the Board of Directors and other officers will occur later this year, making this the perfect time to start learning about the process and positions. Stay tuned to Art Therapy Today for upcoming articles that will highlight specific positions and people who have served in them. 

Think about what your talents are and which positions would best allow you to share them. Consider your passions and what kinds of activities within AATA could help fuel them. Identify skills you want to develop so you can seek out the roles that will help you hone them. 

In the meantime, here are some frequently asked questions:

Can I get involved in AATA without being elected?
Yes! The only elected positions are for the board and nominations committee. All other committees are open for membership. If you are interested in becoming involved with an AATA committee, you can contact the AATA office, and they will put you in touch with committee chairs.

Which positions are open for elections this year?
Secretary, AATA Board of Directors
Nomination Committee

How can I get more information about a specific position?
Watch for information in Art Therapy Today where we will be highlighting each open board position in detail.

Stay tuned as we bring you the information—and inspiration—that will show you how you can share your skills with AATA.