See also Art, Music, and Theatre in the Recreation and Leisure Center
- American Art Therapy Association
The AATA is an organization of professionals dedicated to the belief that the
creative process involved in art making is healing and life enhancing, Its
mission is to serve its members and the general public by providing standards of
professional competence, and developing and promoting knowledge in, and of, the
field of art therapy.
- Art, Disability & Expression Exhibit of VSA
An online exhibit by artists that reflects their experiences with disabilities.
This exhibition explores the historical, emotional and sociological influences
that have inspired their artistic expression. Collectively, their art reflects
aspects of the universal human condition, such as the desire for dignity and
equality, the celebration of individuality and the ability to find meaning in
all of life's experiences.
- British Association of Art Therapists
BAAT is the professional organization for art therapists in the United Kingdom
and has its own Code of Ethics of Professional Practice. Comprising of 20
regional groups, a European and an international section, it maintains a
comprehensive directory of qualified art therapists and works to promote art
therapy in the UK.
- Canadian Art Therapy
Promotes the profession of Art Therapy in Canada. The Canadian Art Therapy
Association welcomes the contribution of Art Therapists and other individuals
interested in the promotion of Art Therapy.
- National Arts and Disability Center - USA
Technical assistance and referral center specializing in the field of arts and
disability. The NADC is dedicated to promoting the full inclusion of children
and adults with disabilities into the visual-, performing-, media, and
literary-arts communities. Its resource directories, annotated bibliographies,
related links and conferences serve to advance artists with disabilities and
accessibility to the arts.
- National Institute of Arts and Disabilities - USA
Provides an art program that promotes creativity, independence, dignity, and
community integration for people with developmental and other disabilities.
- Shape - United Kingdom
The country's leading disability arts organisation, we aim to improve access to the arts for deaf and disabled people whilst supporting deaf and disabled artists to challenge perceptions and promote Deaf and Disability Culture
- Very Special Arts
An international nonprofit organization founded to create a society where all
people with disabilities learn through, participate in and enjoy the arts. VSA
arts provides educators, parents, and artists with resources and the tools to
support arts programming in schools and communities. VSA arts showcases the
accomplishments of artists with disabilities and promotes increased access to
the arts for people with disabilities.