PAATA is currently accepting applications for the following awards:
MOST ACTIVE ARTIST This award is bestowed to a Pennsylvania Art Therapy Association (formerly, Delaware Valley Art Therapy Association) member who maintains a significant connection to their personal art making process by publicly exhibiting in shows and competitions.
INNOVATIVE APPLICATIONS OF ART THERAPY AWARD This award is granted to a Pennsylvania Art Therapy Association member who demonstrates an outstanding and innovative approach to art therapy through technique, practice, or otherwise. The recipient’s unique and cutting edge work exemplifies new frontiers for the practice or application of art therapy.
OUTSTANDING SUPERVISOR AWARD This award is granted to a Pennsylvania Art Therapy Association member and supervisor who demonstrates outstanding mentorship, encouragement of art therapists, and demonstrates excellence in leadership in the field of art therapy.
2021 GRADUATE RESEARCH AWARD The PAATA Board is pleased to announce its revised Graduate Student Research Award. This award is open to graduating Master’s art therapy students from programs in the State of Pennsylvania. Program directors are asked to submit a pdf of the final research projects, theses, or capstones completed between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021 for up to 2 students for review by the members of the PAATA board by October 1, 2021. The student work will be assessed according to its significance to the current practice of art therapy, innovative content, and quality. The recipient of this award will receive a one year professional membership to the PAATA, They will also be invited to present their research in the form of a poster presentation at the 2021 PAATA Conference.
HONORARY LIFE MEMBER AWARD This award is granted bi-annually to a candidate that meets the criteria listed below. • Current member of the Pennsylvania Art Therapy Association (formerly, Delaware Valley Art Therapy Association) and living in the region. • Present member of the the American Art Therapy Association with at least the Art Therapist Registered (ATR) status. • An art therapist who has made outstanding contributions to the field of art therapy by publications, workshop, therapeutic skills, innovative programming in the Pennsylvania Art Therapy Association. • An art therapist who has maintained professionalism throughout his/her/their career.
The Awards Committee is composed of the current PAATA President, immediate past PAATA President, and at least one standing board member.
These awards cannot be given without the active involvement of the membership. To have a nomination considered, your e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org must include the following: • The name of the award. • The name of the person being nominated, including credentials. • Contact information for this individual. • A written explanation of why this individual should be considered. *Please be sure to confirm that the person you are nominating is a current PAATA member, as we are unable to consider nominations for non-members.*
In promoting its mission statement, The Delaware Valley Art Therapy Association, Inc., an affiliate chapter of The American Art Therapy Association, Inc., invites its members to apply for the DVATA Ron Hays Presenter’s Award. This award aims to promote the development and public awareness of the field of art therapy through the advancement of research, professional standards, education, and legislation and public forums.
This award is to support a DVATA member or panel of members whose work has been accepted to The American Art Therapy Association’s 2019 conference and educates or promotes the use of art therapy or the therapeutic uses of the arts. This award may be used for conference registration, travel, board, or lodging.
Who is eligible? In promoting its mission statement, The Pennsylvania Art Therapy Association, Inc., an affiliate chapter of The American Art Therapy Association, Inc., invites its members to apply for the PAATA Presenter’s Award. This award aims to promote the development and public awareness of the field of art therapy through the advancement of research, professional standards, education, and legislation and public forums.
This award is for support the PAATA member whose work has been accepted to The American Art Therapy Association’s conference and educates or promotes the use of art therapy or the therapeutic uses of the arts. This award may be used for conference registration, travel, board, and lodging. This award is open to PAATA's new professional members, professional members, credentialed professional members & honorary life members with at least two full consecutive years of PAATA membership in any of the preceding categories. Please note, to be considered as a New Professional, student membership must have been maintained for the previous two years. Current board members and/or those applicants who have previously presented at an AATA conference are only eligible for this award if there are no other applications for the year. In the case of a panel, the majority of the panel members must not have presented nationally in the past or be current board members.
This award is granted for worthiness of application and is voted on by the current PAATA board members based on their judgment of merit. In order to be considered for this award, a complete application along with a presentation description (500 words max.) and a copy of the confirmation letter from the conference administrators affirming acceptance to present at the AATA conference must be included in the application. Current board members are only eligible for this award if there are no other applications for the year. Applications must be received in their entirety by 11:59pm EST on May 5, 2019.
This annual award grants up to the amount of $1,500 and will be paid upon return from conference within 14 days. If the recipient of the award is unable to make it to the proposed conference or unable to present once there, for whatever reason, the award will then be granted to the first alternate. If the first alternate is unable to attend or present, then the award will be granted to the second alternate. If the original award recipient and the first and second alternates are unable to attend or present at the AATA conference, no award will be granted in this year. As the recipient or one of the alternates of this award, it is understood that you and your honored presentation will be acknowledged and presented at the next PAATA annual conference. Submissions deadline TBD.