Event Information

“We are always in a perpetual state of being created and creating ourselves”. (Dan Siegel)

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.


The Call for Proposals is now open

The Call for Proposals is now open. If you would like to present at this year's conference please click on the orange button below to download the digital Call for Proposal application form.We are calling for proposals which represent the work and research of arts therapists in keeping with our theme. This can be based on clinical practice, current issues in arts therapy, as well as interactive and experiential activities that enhance creativity. You can indicate your preference for a 30, 60 or 90 minute time slot. Facilitators and presenters can decide how to balance the time within their session for theoretical and experiential learning.

Following the success of the Festival of Artful Transitions at the ANZATA Symposium in Christchurch last year, we propose to run a similar afternoon of concurrent creative activities for conference participants, their friends, families, colleagues and the general public. You are invited to propose an activity for this 3 hour session. If you know others who are working in the community who might be interested to offer an activity in this 'festival', please forward this call for proposals to them.

We hope that our theme will give you inspiration for your proposals. Please note that because of the growing interest in arts and well-being we expect that many non-arts therapists will attend the conference, so please be mindful that this is a chance to show-case your work to other professions as well as to fellow arts therapists.

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: Friday 9 June 2017

Click on the image below to download the Call for Proposals digital application form.



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