Minnesota Art Therapy Association

A nonprofit organization

8 donors

13% complete

$10,000 Goal

The Minnesota Art Therapy Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the art therapy profession within all communities, and committed to the support of art therapists throughout Minnesota. 

We strive to promote the following values:

-inclusivity by engaging and welcoming all people

-education of art therapy professionals and the public

-connection and community through multidisciplinary collaboration

-legislative and professional advocacy for art therapy

-healing and wellness through the creative process

MNATA shares AATA’s vision of 

“a world where everyone has access to professional art therapy for improved mental health and well-being”.

The Minnesota Art Therapy Association is a statewide non-profit organization of art therapy professionals. MNATA is a chapter of the American Art TherapyAssociation (AATA). According to AATA, Art therapy is defined as the therapeutic use of art making, within a professional relationship by people who experience illness, trauma or challenges in living and by people who seek personal development. Through creating art and reflecting on the art products and processes, people can increase awareness of self and others, cope with symptoms, stress and traumatic experiences, enhance cognitive abilities, and enjoy the life affirming pleasures of making art. Essentially, art therapy is based on the idea that the creative process of art making is healing and life enhancing and is a form of nonverbal communication of thoughts and feelings.

Your donations will go towards the following, but not limited to:

  • Public awareness of the healing power of art therapy
  • Creating a State Art Therapy License in Minnesota
  • Education, including workshops, symposiums
  • Community outreach & projects
  • Website & other communication fees

THANK YOU so much for supporting our work that reaches and heals the lives of many in our community!

2022-2024 MNATA Board 

Amzie, Lydia, Natasha, Rachelle, Jocelyn, Josh, Briana & Nikki

SIDE NOTE: MNATA was very close to disintegrating less than a year ago... a few of us decided to band together & try to revitalize the community through alternative practices... here we go!

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Minnesota Art Therapy Association

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Arts & Culture Health Community

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1729 N 2nd St #302
Minneapolis, MN 55411

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