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


Why join NIGAT?

Annual Membership to NIGAT offers the chance to:

  • Network with other like minded people and professionals.

  • Create space and time to nurture your own art making, especially at the Day Meetings and Summer School.

  • Learn more about the profession of Art Therapy and possibilities of Art as Therapy.

The beauty of NIGAT is that with such a diverse membership it provides an excellent opportunity to network with a varied group who share the same interest; using the creative art process to facilitate personal well-being.

Who can join NIGAT?

The membership profile is broad; welcoming both registered professionals; students and those simply interested in learning more about the role of creativity and art to promote health and well-being. The working contexts of NIGAT members include: Art Therapists; Art Psychotherapists; Counsellors; Teachers; Artists; Art students; Music Therapists; Drama Therapists; Social workers; Nurses; Health practitioners; Care workers in voluntary and statutory agencies.



Benefits of NIGAT Membership:

  • Members can enhance their knowledge of Art Therapy and have the opportunity to develop their art making practice.
  • Members receive a Newsletter twice a year and Annual Report providing information about Art Therapy / ArtPsychotherapy and NIGAT activities.
  • Members receive emails of relevant news & developments relating to creative therapies.
  • Members receive reduced Day Meeting attendance fees, plus invitations to special Members Events.
  • Members can apply for a bursary place at the NIGAT Summer School
  • Members have access to a small reference library of Art Therapy / Art Psychotherapy books and journals.
  • Opportunity to participate in an annual art exhibition.


 Annual Membership Fees are:

Full member : £30           Student / Unemployed : £20

Online Membership to the right or download a form here