Membership News

The Healing Quilt: A Project to Benefit the Pearlie Roberson Scholarship Fund

The Healing Quilt: A Project to Benefit the Pearlie Roberson Scholarship Fund

June 17, 2020 | Multicultural Committee

Coming soon! AATA’s Multicultural Committee is launching a digital art project for which we encourage art therapy professionals, students, local chapters, and graduate and undergraduate programs to contribute a digital copy of an artwork for our project, The Healing Quilt.

Call for Nominations for Volunteer Officers and Directors of the Board

Call for Nominations for Volunteer Officers and Directors of the Board

May 20, 2020 | Gioia Chilton

From responding to the global pandemic to moving forward with professional education and licensure, our art therapy association requires an active and engaged Board of Directors. Many of AATA’s members have incredible energy and skills that could benefit our organization. The Nominating Sub-Committee encourages you to bring forward that expertise through the nominations process and through participating in the association’s elections!

Research Awards and More Opportunities to Get Involved in Art Therapy Research

Research Awards and More Opportunities to Get Involved in Art Therapy Research

May 7, 2020 | Jill McNutt

The AATA Research Committee is committed to “encouraging, supporting, and promoting a broad base of research that is grounded in diverse methodologies.” Read about the annual research awards and grants offered to AATA members and more opportunities to get involved in Art Therapy research.

Apply for AATA’s 2020 Seed Grant for Art Therapy Clinical Research & Read about the 2018 Recipients’ Work

Apply for AATA’s 2020 Seed Grant for Art Therapy Clinical Research & Read about the 2018 Recipients’ Work

May 7, 2020 | Girija Kaimal

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, two exciting seed grants to promote art therapy research were funded in 2018. This was a first in the 50 year history of the AATA. Read about these two initial projects, one funded to study art therapy as a treatment for pain and the second to support immigrant and refugee mental at the US/Mexico border. We are delighted to offer another Seed Grant for Art Therapy Clinical Research this year! Find details on the 2020 application process below. If you have an innovative and collaborative research idea, make sure to submit your application by the July 15, 2020 deadline.

Pearlie Roberson Scholarship Applications Due May 1

Pearlie Roberson Scholarship Applications Due May 1

April 22, 2020 | Craig Siegel

The Multicultural Committee sponsors the annual Pearlie Roberson Scholarship Award, named after an African American artist and art therapy client who requested that the scholarship provide an opportunity to “remember me” and to support efforts to “explore, express, connect…to enhance the multicultural aspects of the therapeutic experience.”

Meet 3 AATA Scholarship Recipients to Inspire your Application (Due May 1)

Meet 3 AATA Scholarship Recipients to Inspire your Application (Due May 1)

April 20, 2020 | Denise R. Wolf

Every year, the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) celebrates individual members who are making an impact in our profession, community, and elevating the field. Part of this recognition includes supporting the next generation of art therapists who will transform the future of the profession. There are plenty of reasons that make you uniquely talented and qualified, as an art therapy student or new professional to be honored for your hard work, achievements, and contributions. This is your year to shine!