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17th European Arts Therapies Conference​

11-14 September 2024



The conference will be held at Artevelde University of Applied Sciences in Gent, Belgium.

Located in the vibrant city of Gent, Belgium, Artevelde University of Applied Sciences celebrates the environment if offers students from all over the world. Gent is a dynamic and cosmopolitan city that offers a rich cultural heritage. With its stunning architecture, canals, and green spaces, Gent is the perfect backdrop for a unique ECArTE conference experience.

Gent is a city with a rich cultural history and has always been a vibrant centre of artistic and intellectual activity. Throughout the ages, it has experienced both periods of darkness and resistance, shaping its identity and inspiring its inhabitants. Today, Gent's contemporary arts scene continues to thrive as a hub of creation and resistance. The city showcases artists who tackle social and political issues. By addressing pressing concerns, these artists carry on the tradition of using art as a means of expression, challenging the status quo, and fostering positive change.


Gent's cultural heritage stands as a testament to the profound appreciation for the arts in both creation and resistance during dark times. The city's contemporary arts scene builds upon this legacy, providing a platform for artists to voice their opinions, inspire dialogue, and shape a better future. Gent remains a beacon of creativity and resilience, reminding us that art has the power to transcend adversity and leave an enduring impact on society.

The conference will take place in four venues at Artevelde University of Applied Sciences in Central Gent.


Here you can download a pdf file with a lot of practical information on how to get to Gent from the airports, places to stay etc.

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