The home of Arts Therapies Education in Europe

ECArTE is a consortium of Universities, which was founded in 1991 and currently comprises 32 member institutions from 14 European countries. It is a non profit-making organisation. Its primary purpose is to rep­resent and encourage the development of the Arts Therapies at a European level, in particular courses offering nationally-validated and professionally-recognised education for arts therapists. The arts therapies include art therapy, dance-movement therapy, drama therapy and music therapy. Find out more about ECArTE here.



Palermo, Sicily, Italy, September 16th – 19th 2015

Stretched out on the Northern shore of Sicily, Palermo has always been a crossroad of peoples in the Mediterranean area. In its three-millennia history, the city had been Phoenician, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Norman, Spanish, French, and eventually Italian, and it still shows the heritage of all these cultures, in its monuments and in people’s minds: Sicilian hospitality is proverbial.

Conference Venues:

Presentations and workshops will be hosted at the Cantieri Culturali della Zisa, an area which is being developed as a communal cultural centre. Additionally, some sessions will be based in Palazzo Steri, a XIV Century palace, now the seat of the University Chancellor. Our main partner will be the Accademia di Belle Arti di Palermo, which has recently validated a new Masters programme in arts therapies due to commence in 2014.


Conference Registration
28th Jan 2015

Conference registration and booking will open on the website in March 2015.