Performance at the ECArTE Conference 2019


Conference in Vilnius, Lithuania, September 2021

Further to recent Board meetings and correspondence with colleagues in Lithuania, we are still working towards the conference happening in Vilnius this year.

We appreciate the concerns of delegates regarding the unknown course the pandemic will take over these next few months, and we are keeping a close eye on national and international guidelines.


We can confirm a final decision will be made by 30th April as to whether the conference will go ahead this year.

We are delighted to announce Doris Salcedo as our Conference Keynote Speaker

Doris Salcedo makes sculptures and installations that function as political and mental archaeology, using domestic materials charged with significance and suffused with meanings accumulated over years of use in everyday life. Salcedo often takes specific historical events as her point of departure, conveying burdens and conflicts with precise and economical means.

Salcedo was the recipient of the 2020 inaugural Nomura art prize and also received the 2019 Possehl Prize for International Art; Rolf Schock Prize in the Visual Arts (2017); Nasher Sculpture Prize (2015).

Read more about her work 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.