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.



ECArTE and our partners in Vilnius will be curating a one day on-line event on September 24th 2021, as an opportunity to bring the community together and share some of the work and projects of ECArTE. There will also be a lecture and panel discussion.

More details here

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.