Call for Art

38th Annual NADTA Conference
Boston, Massachusetts October 26th – 29th, 2017

From Theory to Practice:
The Drama Therapist’s Toolbox

This call for art is about encompassing the spirit of collaboration, sharing, and balancing theory with practice. The field of Drama Therapy is rich and encompassing and in our Call for Proposals for this year's conference, we seek to balance the artistic and symbolic expression with research and best practices. How can we share ideas and experiences to inspire new forms of work and collaboration? What are the essential tools and methods that every drama therapist could benefit from having in their "toolbox"? We cannot have practice without theory and we cannot continue to improve theory if we do not practice. How can these action methods and theories be applied to the different styles of each drama therapist? What have we cherished in our learning, continued in practice, or shed as it did not fit the need?

We are seeking artwork that evokes our theme, “From Theory to Practice: The Drama Therapists Toolbox” to be used in promoting the annual conference of the North American Drama Therapy Association. Artists who are members of the NADTA and other allied professions may submit up to three images to be considered. Images must be in either GIF or JPEG file format and sized so that they are at least 600 pixels wide when displayed at a resolution of 72 pixels-per-inch. We will select one piece as our primary image to promote the conference, and will provide a $100 stipend to the artist. In addition, we may create an electronic exhibition with additional images.

Send your image(s) attached to an email (one image per email, please) no later than March 5th,  2017 at midnight.  In the email, provide your NAME, the TITLE of the image. Please include a statement which relates your image to this call for art and a brief biography, using no more than 150 words (which may be edited for length). Please indicate whether you are a member of NADTA and whether you are an RDT or RDT/BCT. Please include a statement in the text of the email; do not attach separately.

The subject line of the e-mail should contain "From Theory to Practice: The Drama Therapist’s Toolbox" along with YOUR NAME. Please note: Images submitted for this Call for Art must NOT have been shown in any previous publication. By submitting entries, you agree that we may use the images on the NADTA website; in printed and online promotional material produced by NADTA; in the NADTA Newsletter; and on the NADTA Facebook page.

Entries must be sent to by March 5th, 2017 at midnight. If you have questions, please send them to Angelle Cook and Stephanie Wichmann (Program Co-chairs) at

See you in Boston!

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