Call for proposals is now open

Creative Gathering Brisbane Symposium

ANZACATA’s 2019 symposium will be held in Brisbane in the vibrancy of Spring. The symposium is an invitation for creative arts therapists in our region to network, rejuvenate in an environment that facilitates the exchange of ideas relating to our field of practice. It will provide opportunities for us to share our knowledge and creativity with each other; our friends and family, and with the wider public.

It will be held from Friday 27 September to Sunday 29 September 2019.

ANZACATA celebrates the diversity of creative arts therapies training, practice, and community engagement that are on offer in Queensland. We welcome proposals from all regions to contribute to our creative gathering.  

ANZACATA intends to hold its AGM on Friday 27 September in the late afternoon/early evening in order to keep the weekend free for creative activities, so professional members please plan ahead for this.

Types of proposals

Workshops and presentations We are calling for proposals which represent the work and research of creative arts therapists. This can be based on clinical practice, current issues in the creative arts therapies, as well as interactive and experiential activities that enhance creativity. Facilitators and presenters can decide how to balance the time within their session for theoretical and experiential learning. Please indicate if you prefer a 30, 60 or 90 minute time slot. 

College convocations We want to build on the initial discussions that were held in Perth towards the development of the member-led college structure of ANZACATA at this symposium. A college can be based on region, creative modality, or special interest. Colleges already proposed are: Art Therapy, Dramatherapy, Writing Therapy, Transpersonal, Disabilities, Aotearoa/New Zealand, Research, Supervision, Arts Therapy Educators, Tiers 1-4. If you have an interest in any of these or another idea for a ‘college’ you may want to volunteer yourself to facilitate a group to discuss how that college might be established and how it might operate. 

Festival of creativity for well-being We are calling for proposals for innovative and engaging ‘drop-in’ creative participatory activities that are suitable for arts therapists and the general public of all ages. These will be held concurrently in an outdoor space.

Workshops and Presentations

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College Convocations

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Festival of Creative Activities

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If you have any queries or difficulty completing the forms, please email

Important dates

1 May  Call for proposals open
9 June  Deadline for proposals
28 June  Notification of Acceptance/Rejection 
15 July  Programme release and early bird bookings open
31 August  Early bird prices end
27–29 September  Symposium dates

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