The Maryland Art Therapy Association represents individuals who are dedicated to the art therapy profession, and who have an interest in promoting its growth throughout the state. Our membership is comprised of 80+ professional art therapists, students, and related mental health professionals. The Maryland Art Therapy Association strives to provide the residents of Maryland with quality information, and access to services. We are an affiliate chapter of the American Art Therapy Association.

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Registration is now open for the 2018 Annual Arts Advocacy Day in Washington, DC!

On March 12-13, 2018 in Washington, DC, arts organizations from across the country will gather for Arts Advocacy Day: The National Arts Action Summit to lobby for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The event will include advocacy training and networking, followed by the Congressional Arts Kickoff, during which participants can meet with Members of Congress to discuss the impact of the arts on their communities. Representatives from MATA will be present along with our national chapter. 

On March 12-13, 2018 in Washington, DC, arts organizations from across the country will gather for Arts Advocacy Day: The National Arts Action Summit to lobby for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The event will include advocacy training and networking, followed by the Congressional Arts Kickoff, during which participants can meet with Members of Congress to discuss the impact of the arts on their communities. Representatives from MATA will be present along with our national chapter. 

For More information, please see Arts Advocacy Day 2018


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MATA members attend the opening reception of 'Meaning Making Through Art Making: From the Holocaust to Contemporary Art Therapy Practices' at Notre Dame University's Gormley Gallery, Curated by Art Therapist Liz Hlavek. (February 2018)

The exhibit is on display through March 9. More information can be found here


Registration is now open for the 49th Annual Conference of the American Art Therapy Association, in Miami Florida! Click through for more information.

Registration is now open for the 49th Annual Conference of the American Art Therapy Association, in Miami Florida! Click through for more information.