Call for papers, panel discussions, performances, posters and workshops

The Conference Directors invite you to submit proposals for papers, panel discussions, workshops, posters or performances on the conference theme.  


14th September 2018

The programme will offer the following pathways:

Art Therapy

Dance Movement Therapy


Music Therapy

Play Therapy

Education in the Arts Therapies

The selection processes will take place during October and November 2018

Late submissions cannot be considered by the Scientific Committee


Conference title

Imagining Windmills

Trust, truth and the unknown in the arts therapies


Imaginando molinos de viento

La Confianza, la verdad y lo desconocido en las Terapias Artisticas

Conference Formats

The conference Directors reserve the right to adjust the length of presentations only if it is felt to be to the benefit of the programme.

Normally, sessions will adhere to the following timings and structures


Paper presentations: 30 minutes

Each paper presentation will be followed by a 15 minute Question and Answer period


Panel discussions: 90 minutes

A panel discussion will involve a panel of between 3 and 6 people.  Each person will normally present a 5 minute provocation, followed by a chaired discussion.


A workshop session should explore an element or aspect of the theme of the conference. It should be experiential and not include lengthy spoken introductions and commentaries. (Please note there is no provision for IT and PowerPoint equipment in the workshop rooms).


Abstracts for e-posters and paper posters are welcome. Presenters will be required to bring with them posters ready for display or electronic presentation.

A session will be within the programme, when poster presenters will be available to answer questions and to discuss ideas arsing from the content of their posters.


Performances should be no more than 30 minutes in length.

Please note that the conference centre can provide only minimal technical equipment to support your performance.

Presenters and workshop facilitators should avoid the repetition of work already presented at an ECArTE conference. We are seeking new and innovative proposals, which respond to the theme.


Download the SUBMISSION FORM here

All enquiries to:

The Conference Office email: or through the 'Contact Us' section on the website.