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Art Therapy Licensure Bill (HB 932) Introduced in Pennsylvania

Art Therapy Licensure Bill (HB 932) Introduced in Pennsylvania

March 27, 2019 

A bipartisan sponsored bill was introduced in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on March 25th to create a Professional Art Therapist license under the State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.

Creative Forces Veteran Testifies on behalf of the AATA before U.S. House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee

Creative Forces Veteran Testifies on behalf of the AATA before U.S. House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee

February 28, 2019 | Advocacy

On Tuesday February 26, 2019 Christopher Stowe Master Gunnery Sergeant, USMC (ret.) testified on behalf of the AATA alongside Americans for the Arts President and CEO Robert L. Lynch before the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee.  They urged the subcommittee to fund the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) at $167.5 for FY 2020, a $12.5 million increase from FY 2019.

Save the Date! Arts Advocacy Day 2019, March 4-5 in Washington, D.C.

Save the Date! Arts Advocacy Day 2019, March 4-5 in Washington, D.C.

January 10, 2019

Mark your calendar — Arts Advocacy Day: The National Arts Action Summit will take place March 4-5, 2019 in Washington, DC!  Hosted by Americans for the Arts in partnership with over 85 national arts organizations, Arts Advocacy Day is the largest gathering of its kind, bringing together a broad cross section of America’s cultural and civic organizations.

Sunrise Reviews Commence in Connecticut and Nebraska

Sunrise Reviews Commence in Connecticut and Nebraska

October 25, 2018 | Advocacy

The AATA is pleased to share that state agencies in Connecticut and Nebraska have approved applications to conduct studies on into the need to regulate art therapy. These comprehensive studies to determine the need and the appropriate level of regulation of a profession, commonly referred to as “sunrise reviews,” are prerequisites for the legislature to consider licensing a new profession and are now required at varying degrees in 14 states .