Frontiers: All Ireland Creative Arts Therapies/Arts Therapies Conference, 

Technological University Dublin, School of Art and Design

Conference Curation 

Frontiers Website

Frontiers refers to a threshold and a point of departure. It can be considered an entrance, a gateway and an inception into a widening territory. The Creative Arts Therapies and arts therapies offer opportunities for making with art, music, drama, dance and movement that extend into new therapeutic landscapes of expression.

The first all Ireland arts therapies convocation conference gathered creative arts therapists and arts therapists together from Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK for the purpose of showcasing best practice, contemporary research and the arts therapies in action.

A convocation is a celebratory gathering which honours achievement, dedication and the sharing of knowledge. In this context, a convocation heralds therapeutic innovations utilising the arts as beacons of communication, inspiration and vision.

Frontiers was co-produced by the Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists, the British Association of Art Therapists, Crawford College of Art and Design @ Munster Technological University and Belfast School of Art @ Ulster University. It was also supported by the British Association of Dramatherapists, the British Association of Music Therapy and iCommunity Shared Practice Hub.

The conference was generously supported by Technological University Dublin, School of Art and Design.