Performance at the ECArTE Conference 2019

Amidst the conflict and suffering in the Ukraine, the ECArTE community sends a message of solidarity to our colleagues in the Baltic states. ECArTE’s constitutional aim to cultivate creative collaborations in Europe continues, and we look forward to continuing dialogue with colleagues in Vilnius in preparing for our next conference. 


The Conference Directors are delighted to announce that the conference programme is now available to view here

Conference Registration is now open.

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The Conference Directors are delighted to announce Nisha Sajnani as the Conference keynote in Vilnius.

See the keynote abstract and Nisha's biog here

Conference Bursary

We are offering a bursary to attend the ECArTE conference at a reduced fee.


The bursary scheme aims to support delegates financially in attending the ECArTE conference. There are a limited number of bursaries available, and applications will be assessed on certain criteria.


Download the Bursary Application here 




We are offering a discount flyer for the new ECArTE publication 'Imagining Windmills'  here


Our 2021 Newsletter is available for download here.


The published SATTIE (State of the Arts Therapies Training in Europe) report is now published and can be found in the projects section of this website (here).


We are pleased to announce a call for expressions of interest for phase 2 of the SATTIE project. Please find the information sheet here and the form to complete to express interest in being involved here.


Thanks to all involved in the pre-conference event on 24th September. It was a great online meeting and a great way to connect and learn more about how the arts therapies are developing  in Lithuania. And thanks to Janek Dubowski for his keynote which you can access here, to Margaret Hills de Zarate and Uwe Hermann for their response which you can find here, and to Sigita Lesinskienė for her response which you can find here.


ECArTE is pleased to be moving forward with the Mutual Recognition Project, in collaboration
with ThinkFilm.

The home of Arts Therapies Education in Europe

ECArTE is a consortium of Universities, which was founded in 1991 and currently comprises 33 member institutions from 15 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, dramatherapy, music therapy and play therapy.

We are working towards establishing mutual recognition and compatibility in educational and vocational training for arts therapists within the European Community.