Performance at the ECArTE Conference 2019



ECArTE conference in Vilnius, Lithuania postponed until September 2022

Following consultation with Vilnius University and the ECArTE membership, the Board have made the decision to postpose the ECArTE conference which was due to take place in Vilnius, Lithuania this September. This is due to the continuing uncertainties caused by the pandemic and concerns of bringing together an international community of delegates.

We have decided to postpone the conference rather than move it on-line as ECArTE conferences are about place, and the bringing together of the community in person. We are grateful to the local organising committee in Vilnius for agreeing to move the conference to 14th-17th September 2022. We are planning – for the most part – to roll over the programme which has been created for this year. The conference administrator will be in contact with presenters regarding this process.

You can watch a video about the inspiration behind the new conference logo 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 now in the process of setting out the timeframe for stage 2 of SATTIE, which will be looking at indicators of good practice in the arts therapies.


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.


Our 2021 Newsletter is available for download here.

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.