2017 Arts Therapy Conference Calendar
Below are a list of all the Arts Therapies Conferences here in the Australasia Pacific Region and further afield.
Contact us if you know of any Arts Therapies conferences you would like listed here.
“We are always in a perpetual state of being created and creating ourselves”. (Dan Siegal)
ACATA and ANZATA are once again collaborating to design an event to bring together the diverse community of people who are inhabiting the broad landscape of the arts and well-being. The creative arts therapies are becoming more visible and are increasingly seen as an innovative treatment of choice by other clinicians. The intention of the conference is to explore how to strengthen our coherence as a profession. It is hoped that this conference will provide an infusion of vitality so that we as creative arts therapy practitioners can collectively flourish and embrace change and evolution.
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: Friday 9 June 2017
View the ANZATA/ACATA Conference Page
May 25th – 28th
14th Annual Conference of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
From the margins to the centre: contemporary relational perspectives
SMC Conference Centre, Sydney
The conference will focus on how progress and creativity thrive when familiar concepts and ideas are seen from new angles. Those who live, work and think at the margins, at the edges, away from the centre, necessarily have perspectives that differ from those who look from the centre, or from the mainstream.
View IARPP Conference Page
August 26th – 29th
12th National Allied Health Conference
ICC Sydney, Australia
The conference will explore the theme Allied Health: Stronger Together and will highlight the place of Allied Health in the health continuum through a number of subthemes including: Responsive Services, Reliable Systems and Resilient Workforce.
View the Allied Health Conference Page
September 13th – 16th
14th European Arts Therapies Conference
Traditions in Transition: new articulations in the arts therapies
The programme will offer the following pathways: Art therapy, Dance Movement Therapy, Dramatherapy, Music Therapy, Education
View ECARTE Conference Page
November 8th – 12th
American Art Therapy Association 48th Annual Conference
Art Therapy: Traversing Landscapes of Heart & Mind
View AATA Conference Page
Past conferences and events
This is a unique arts therapy conference, jointly hosted by ACATA and ANZATA, to be held on Saturday 17 October and Sunday 18 October 2015, at fabulous Glenelg Beach, Adelaide.
Two internationally renowned keynote speakers will work with the conference attendees on Day One of the conference, Saturday 17 October:
- Art therapist Lynn Kapitan (USA)
- Drama therapist Sue Jennings (UK)
They will also facilitate Master Classes on Friday 16 October.
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The 2015 ACATA/ANZATA conference will highlight the wide variety of arts therapy modalities, practices, applications that underpins the reality of the arts therapy landscape in our region of Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the rest of Asia/Pacific. Our international keynote speakers, Lynn Kapitan (Art Therapist, USA) and Sue Jennings (Dramatherapist, UK) will challenge experienced therapists to discover new horizons for their practice. Participants can expect to encounter creative collaboration, including drama, movement, dance, visual arts, sound/music and current research highlighting the benefits of utilising creative arts therapies in practice. We will also hear about the client experience in arts therapy across the sectors, and practitioners can expect to gain skills to enhance their practice.
We invite professionals across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Asia/Pacific and the world to contribute to, and experience this inaugural event.
View ACATA and ANZATA Joint Conference Page
Birds of a Feather – Taking Flight – Creative Arts Therapies Forum
Abbotsford Convent, 6th July 2013
2012 Birds of a Feather Celebration!
ACATA is very excited to be involved in the 2012 Birds of a Feather Celebration! All ACATA members and friends are invited along to this inaugural event!
Do you want to find out the outcome of recent meetings, discussions and collaborative brainstorming amongst ANZATA, ACATA, DTAA and other partner organisations? Then book your ticket to attend the Celebration.
Birds of a Feather… Flocking Together, Creative Arts Therapies Celebration
7.30-10.30pm, Sat 14 July, Dax Centre
Welcoming creative arts therapists and friends for an evening of conviviality, networking and fun through music, dance, drama and art.