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The Art Therapy Alliance community connects with art therapists from all over the world.  Here are some recommended resources and association sites to learn more about art therapy from different parts of the globe:
Art Therapy Associations

American Art Therapy Association (AATA)
An organization of art therapy professionals in the Untied States dedicated to the belief that making art is healing and life enhancing. AATA's mission is to serve its members and the general public by providing standards of professional competence, and developing and promoting knowledge in, and of, the field of art therapy.  

Association of Art Therapists of Québec (AATQ)
The Association des art-thérapeutes du Québec is one of four professional associations for art therapists in Canada. It is a bilingual organization, distributing information and services in both French and English. 

The Canadian Art Therapy Association (CATA) was founded in 1977 by Dr. Martin A. Fischer, a psychotherapist practicing Art Therapy, as a non-profit organization to unite and promote the emerging profession of Art Therapy in Canada.

Ontario Art Therapy Association (OATA)
The Association is mandated to provide for the development, the promotion and the maintenance of the profession of Art Therapy in Ontario.  In addition, the OATA grants Registered status to Professional members upon successful conclusion of a rigorous process, which includes the documentation of education, and post-graduate supervised experience. 

The British Columbia Art Therapy Association (BCAT)
The British Columbia Art Therapy Association (BCATA) was founded in 1978 to foster the professional development of art therapy in British Columbia. The Association acts as a provincial voice governing the standards and practice of the profession and its practitioners. 
The BCATA provides professional registration for art therapists in British Columbia which entitles them to use BCATR after their name. The Association also upholds the BCATA Code of Ethics and encourages research with respect to art therapy. 

Caribbean Art Therapy Association (CATA)
An organization of professionals who support and promote the practice of art therapy throughout the Caribbean and its diaspora

Brazilian Union of Art Therapy Associations (UBAAT)
UBAAT aims to ensure the quality of practice and teaching of Art Therapy in Brazil.

  • Associação Baiana de Arteterapia (ASBART)
 Bahian Art Therapy Association

  • Associação Brasil Central de Arteterapia-Goiás, Distrito Federal e Tocantins 
 Brazil Central Association of Art Therapy  (ABCA)

  • Associação Pernambucana de Arteterapia (ARTE-PE)
   Art Therapy at the University of Pernambuco

  • Associação de Arteterapia do Rio de Janeiro (AARJ)
 Art Therapy Association of Rio de Janeiro 

  • Associação de Arteterapia do Rio Grande do Sul (AATERGS)
 Art Therapy Association of Rio Grande do Sul

  • Associação de Arteterapia do Estado de São Paulo (AATESP)
 Art Therapy Association of the State of São Paulo 

Colombian Art Therapy Association Ar.Te was founded to congregate responsible and committed people to the constructive development of Art therapy in Colombia. Ar.Te promotes high standards in all processes involving professional training, research and practice of Art Therapy in Colombia. Ar.Te is working towards the legalization of the Art Therapy discipline in the country and for the Educational and Health National Departments to recognize it as such. 

Chilean Art Therapy Association

British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT)
The British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) is the professional organization for art therapists in the United Kingdom. Comprising of 20 regional groups, a European and an international section, it maintains a comprehensive directory of qualified art therapists and works to promote art therapy in the UK.

The European Consortium for Arts Therapies Educators(ECArTE) 
ECArTE is a consortium of Universities. Its primary purpose is to represent and encourage the development of the Arts Therapies at a European level, in particular the courses offering nationally validated and professionally recognised training for arts therapists. (The Arts Therapies include art therapy, dance therapy, drama therapy and music therapy).

French Federation of Art Therapists (FFAT)
The FFAT represents a group of art professionals involved in art therapy. It consists of active members, supporters, and accredited members who reflect and build this profession. 

Art Therapy Italiana Association 
The Italian Art Therapy Association was founded in order to promote the practice of art therapy and dance movement therapy through opportunities for exchange, meeting and training of professional figures involved the use of visual art and movement as a means of preventive and therapeutic.

Northern Ireland Group for Art as Therapy (NIGAT)
The group promotes the use of Art Therapy and Art as Therapy in the community and institutional settings. It provides a unique focus for art, music and drama therapists, artists and those working in health & social services, education and voluntary agencies.

Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists (IACAT)
IACAT is the national registration body for creative arts therapists in Ireland. As a professional reference body, it promotes, regulates and upholds the work of creative arts therapists, including Art Therapy, Dance-Movement Therapy, Dramatherapy and Music Therapy.

Germany Association of Art Therapy
The DGKT was founded in 1981 as a professional association committed to professional and job-related questions of art therapists.

Polish Association of Art Therapists

Romanian Association for Expressive Therapies

The Swedish National Association for Art Therapists (SBRT)
SBRT is a non-profit organization for Art Therapists founded in 2006. The goals of this organization are to join together Art Therapist throughout Sweden, to further develop Art Therapy as a profession, and to maintain a high standard of quality and ethics within the field. 

The Federation Vaktherapeutische Occupations (FVB) is the umbrella organization of Dutch Associations for Art Therapy, Dance Therapy, Drama Therapy, Music Therapy, Psychomotor Therapy and Psychomotor Child Therapy.

Australian and New Zealand National Art Therapy Association (ANZATA)
Supporting and advancing arts therapy in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.

Friends of the Australian Creative Arts Therapies Association (ACATA) is an open group for anyone interested in the arts in health and well-being. Participants are invited to share information, discuss pressing topics and to network with others. Friends of ACATA hopes to strengthen the connections between the arts, health, community and education in Australia.

The Hong Kong Association of Art Therapists (HKAAT)
Based upon the belief of the healing power of art in therapy, The Hong Kong Association of Art Therapists was established in 2002 to promote and enhance the continued development of art therapy practice, guided by ethical and professional standards.

Expressive Arts Therapy Association of Hong Kong (EATA HK)
EATA HK is a non-profit, professional organization founded in 2012. EATA HK supports expressive arts therapists, artists, social workers, educators and others using multimodal/intermodal arts processes in an integrated way to promote healing, personal growth and social transformation.

Taiwan Art Therapy Association (TATA)
Art Therapy Association of Taiwan, Republic of China was founded in 2004. The Society was founded to focus on the combination of art in three areas: medical psychology, art psychotherapy, and the creation of that treatment (art as therapy) extended to mental health, psychological growth, education activities, creative development and other fields.

Art Therapy India
This group on LinkedIn created by Sangeeta Prasad will help art therapists and others interested in art as a form of therapy to network and become aware of the developments in art therapy in India and other countries. Members can share information on where they work, how they work and the population they are working with. Through this form members can they establish the field of art therapy and art education in India. 

Icelandic Art Therapy Association's mission is to promote professionalism, follow innovations in the field of art therapy, develop and improve treatment options and educate about art therapy in Iceland.