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How does NCCATA operate?
NCCATA holds yearly meetings attended by representatives from each organization to share information and encourage collaboration on issues of joint interest such as governmental affairs, public relations and other projects. The working group of NCCATA consists of the Past Chair, Chair, Chair-Elect, and Treasurer. Each member organization has one vote and pays annual dues.
How can one join NCCATA?
NCCATA is a coalition and therefore it does not have individual members, rather it has membership organizations.
Does NCCATA have state chapters?
No. Coalitions in the states have developed independently. In states where there are Coalitions, they work on projects such as gaining legislative recognition, educating the public and other providers about creative arts therapy services, hold joint conferences, and work together to maximize resources.
Since its inception in 1979, the Coalition’s work has addressed its mission, “To further the creative arts therapies through facilitation of collaborative advocacy, research and education.” In June 2012, NCCATA responded to its member associations with a plan for streamlining operations and costs. This re-structuring has allowed member associations to continue participation in a difficult economy, and overhauling the budget allowed savings in the form of a new and beautiful website (http://www.nccata.org/) that is attracting the public. The new site is still developing and can be kept up-to-date at no cost. Traffic on the site, which provides many links to member associations’ websites, is robust and tracked monthly.