Our Mission

The International Association for Creative Arts in Education and Therapy (IACAET) is a professional association with a global orientation and scope. IACAET promotes discourse and the development of creative arts in wide range of fields including education, therapy, healthcare and wellness, performing arts and other allied professions. IACAET supports the continuing professional development of educators and practitioners by developing and safe-guarding training standards and practice and facilitating cross-regional and cross disciplinary collaboration. IACAET encourages equality and humanity in dialogues and exchanges across cultures worldwide, in both developed and developing countries and regions.

Our Vision

IACAET believes the aesthetic and creative use of the arts, together with practices promoting body-mind-spirit integration in a holistic and humanistic approach, is essential for individual and collective well-being, social change, the advancement of humanity and the sustainable development of societies and nature.

What we do

Officially registered in Delft, The Netherlands, IACAET is a not-for-profit international organization in the field of creative arts in education and therapy and allied professional fields. It is engaged in the development of professional standards and guidelines to guarantee the highest quality of practice. In order to plan and manage its activities, IACAET has an international executive board with several committees, ensuring that the widest possible area of expertise in scope of practice is represented. IACAET evaluates and approves training programs across the globe to ensure that they meet its standards.

IACAET encourages both arts and evidence-based research for the advancement of the field. IACAET publishes its own peer-reviewed, open-access journal: ‘Creative Arts in Education and Therapy – Eastern, Western and Global Perspectives’ (CAET), which is the unique English language resource for research and studies in this field. The journal is indexed and collected by research databases including DOAJ, Google Scholar, WorldCat, EBSCO, public libraries and universities throughout the world. There are over 50 leading experts on the editorial board of CAET.

IACAET - A Truly Global Community

Advocate equal dialogues between East – West, South – North

Advance humanity with creativity, art and science

Foster social responsibility and harmony with nature

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