What does IEATA do?

Worldwide Community:

IEATA seeks to build and sustain a worldwide community, offering an open forum for dialogue. IEATA provides a professional guild and an international network for bringing the arts into the world for growth, healing, communication and collaborative learning. We sponsor bi-annual international conferences. Our website includes a wealth of information about our association and activities, including the option to join and renew membership online. We offer a searchable Member Directory and the IEATA Members Network, our online community, where members can connect with each other in regional groups (see Member Login Page); share images, videos or music; promote upcoming events; or post bulletin board listings such as job opportunities, RFPs, office space rentals, etc. We also publish a semi-annual, members-only Newsletter, and the quarterly IEATA News is sent by email.


Professional Excellence:

IEATA promotes professional excellence and standards of practice in the field of expressive arts. One of IEATA's key missions is to promote professional excellence and ethical standards of practice. To this end, IEATA has established an application and registration process for Registered Expressive Arts Therapists (REATs) and Registered Expressive Arts Consultant/Educators (REACEs). These practitioners are guided by an established professional code of ethics, an expression of values and goals that help define our work as a professional community.


  • REACE registration includes expressive arts consultants and educators using the expressive arts in a broad range of approaches in education, organizational development, health fields and more.


Increased Awareness:

IEATA seeks to increase recognition and use of expressive arts as a powerful tool for social/psychosocial, physical and spiritual wellness. IEATA engages artists, educators, therapists and other facilitators in all aspects of expressive arts practices. Our biennial international Conference attracts more than 300 participants and presenters from around the world. We also cultivate relationships with other professional organizations and academic institutions to increase awareness and expansion of the expressive arts.


International Schools and Social Directories:

We are constantly reviewing and updating our information in an effort to keep up with the ever-changing nature of curricula and institutions. IEATA aims to increase the recognition and use of expressive arts as a powerful tool for psychosocial, physical and spiritual wellness.  Please visit our Educational Resources page for an updated list of international schools and programs affiliated with IEATA. If you know of a program or school that could be added, please contact the Educational Resources Committee.


We seek to build and sustain a worldwide community

Proving a professional, international network for bringing the arts into the world for growth, healing, communication and collaborative learning.

About Expressive Arts

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The expressive arts combine the visual arts, movement, drama, music, writing and other creative processes to foster deep personal growth and community development. IEATA encourages an evolving multimodal approach within psychology, organizational development, community arts and education. By integrating the arts processes and allowing one to flow into another, we gain access to our inner resources for healing, clarity, illumination and creativity.



International Expressive Arts Therapy Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

(Tax ID: 94 3203797)

in compliance with United States law.

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