“Promoting the use of art and creativity to facilitate personal well-being.”


The important meetings and events for NIGAT throughout the year are the Day Meetings, the Summer School and the AGM which all offer the opportunity to come together with other members, or for non-members to learn more about NIGAT, Art Therapy and Art as Therapy.



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Summer Schools

NIGAT has held an Art Therapy Summer School every summer, following the tradition started in 1993. The dynamic residential summer school is designed for art therapists, therapists, counsellors, artists, teachers, nurses, doctors, social workers, psychiatrists, probation officers, workers in statutory and voluntary agencies, prospective art therapy students, and all those interested in the therapeutic application of art with children and adults.

It runs for a long weekend and includes a combination of presentations and experiential workshops. The Summer School provides a unique forum for persons: interested in using art-making to maintain and/or promote well-being interested in exploring art-making for personal development interested in pursuing Art Therapy / Art Psychotherapy as a profession generally wishing to gain / extend their awareness of the nature of Art Therapy / Art Psychotherapy.

Please note: the NIGAT Summer School will neither qualify persons as art therapists, nor it is to be seen as personal therapy, rather it will provide an introduction and/or extend ideas and skills.

Bursaries: Several bursary places are offered for NIGAT members to attend the full Summer School. For full details of the bursary scheme please download the brochure or send an email.

Continuing Professional Development: Where relevant attendance can be counted towards CPD. CPD certificates can be issued on request.

Summer School 2017

Our 2017 residential Art Therapy Summer School will be running from the evening of Thursday 3rd August to Sunday 6th August! This will be NIGAT's 25th Annual Art Therapy Summer School and the theme will be "Holding and Releasing". The venue will be the Corrymeela Centre, Ballycastle.
NB. The 2017 Summer School brochure is NOW available.
Please see the full brochure for details by clicking on the hyperlink here: NIGAT 2017 Summer School brochure
A Word version of the 25th Summer School Registration Form can be downloaded here: NIGAT 2017 Summer School REGISTRATION FORM - Word version
- please download, complete it and email to NIGAT:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
A pdf version of the 25th Summer School Registration Form can be downloaded here: NIGAT 2017 Summer School REGISTRATION FORM - pdf
- please print it out, complete it and post to NIGAT.
 NIGAT 2017 Brochure