Purpose: NMATA is founded on the belief that art making is healing and life enhancing; that creativity benefits the human condition; that cultural proficiency is essential when working with children, families, and communities; and that professional integrity and competency is of utmost importance when serving the public.
Mission: Our mission is to provide a safe place for meaningful connections between people who share an interest in the therapeutic use of art making and creative expression in New Mexico.
Vision: Our vision is to engage in the progressive development art therapy and use of expressive therapies in clinical practice. We provide continuing education, training, and workshops with the aim of advancing the field of art therapy and to facilitate networking and collaboration among art therapists, students, and professionals in New Mexico.
Annual Professional Membership is $45 per year. Annual students membership is $20 per year.
Students / Retirees
Benefits include discounted attendance at monthly expressive arts workshops (CEC’s available), opportunity to offer workshops, discounts on AATA journals and liability insurance, and to advertise your services on our website as well as be on our board of directors. You will get networked with local professionals and raise your awareness of Art Therapy events in New Mexico. Get inspired! Get informed! Create and grow within your community! Membership is good for one full year from date of purchase. Free sticker when you refer a friend (have them mention you in the comments section of contact form). Thank you!