June 18, 2020 | Gioia Chilton
We need leadership that is ready to tackle systemic racism, a global pandemic, and other, as yet unknown, challenges we will be facing in the coming years. Complete your Candidate Applications and Nomination Forms today, June 18, 2020 by midnight EDT.
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.
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!
May 7, 2020
The American Art Therapy Association has opened the call for nominations for the Nancy Schoebel Distinguished Legislative Award. Nancy Schoebel was an inspiring art therapist and a vigorous supporter of art therapy at the local, state, and national levels.
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
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.
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.”
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!
March 31, 2020 | Jordan S. Potash
As art therapists and their clients adjust to tele-art therapy and online education, Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association contains several articles to help navigate these challenges. The following are a selection of recent resources on key topics. The full journal offerings, going back to volume 1, are included with AATA membership.
March 11, 2020
We hope that you’re as excited as we are about AATA’s new online continuing education platform! With over 100 courses now available‒all relevant to art therapy. Here are five things that will enhance your user and learning experience.