We are calling for contributions to the Summer Issue to be published in 2024

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General Call
Summer Edition 2024
Creative Arts in Education and Therapy: Eastern, Western and Global Perspectives

International open access journal of
(The International Association of Creative Arts in Education and Therapy)

Following the winter issue of 2023, the Summer 2024 issue will have a general focus on the use of the arts within education and therapy in its broadest terms. It has been well documented that the arts, in all their forms, allow us to hold up a mirror to society in order to allow us to make sense of the world. At this difficult time – now more than ever - with multiple wars, discord and unrest globally we need to draw on the nourishment and sustenance the arts have to offer us.

The world as we know it is irrevocably changed in recent months and years, echoing the collective traumas of the Second World War almost a century ago, which some communities are still affected by. The CAET Journal is deeply committed to the values of peace, creativity and education as tools for healing and understanding. We are troubled by the continuing human suffering. We call for a peaceful resolution to all current enduring conflicts, urging all parties involved in all wars to engage in constructive dialogue and diplomacy to ensure a safe coexistence and harmonious future for all peoples. We know that the use of the arts within education and therapy will be needed more than ever in years to come to help ease and heal individual and collective traumas for many people in the East the West and many other places in the world.

We cordially invite authors to contribute papers to CAET in order to share your current perspectives among colleagues in the East, West, and the rest of the world. Artistic formats are supported together with scholarly writing. Submitted manuscripts should contain 4,000-6,000 words and make a direct effort to include China/Asia in their content. We also encourage submissions of artworks related to our topics and fields. Full submission guidelines can be found at the CAET website . Inquiries regarding journal policy, manuscript preparation, and other such general topics should be sent to the CAET editorial office: .  
This journal edition is intended to be thought-provoking and accessible to all, offering perspectives on how we can use the arts to make sense of working in groups and communities on a global scale. We encourage submissions in all genres that utilize art in its colourful array: drama, performance, poetry, dance and movement, music, visuals, and other intermodal expressive arts forms.

We strongly recommend that you read the published CAET articles online , in order to get some idea of the styles of CAET and our requirements. 


We look forward to your contributions. Hoping in hope that all contributions to this journal may support us all in times of angst, fear, rage and confusion. Whoever and wherever you are on earth your contributions are eagerly awaited. Many thanks in advance for your willingness to write for CAET.
 Warm regards,
Executive Editorial Committee, CAET

CAET Statement

CAET is the premier source in the world intended for artists, educators, and therapists who use and integrate creative and expressive arts in their work. The journal’s focus is the discussion of perspectives, theory-based applications, and practical results on issues concerning West and East—particularly China and its neighboring cultures. The journal fosters dialogue between East and West, and world cultures and supports cross-disciplinary cooperation and research between creative arts (creative writing, dance/movement, drama, film, music, and visual arts) and education, therapy, psychology, medicine, and other related fields. CAET was founded in 2015 by  and was led by two editors-in-chief, , University Professor at Lesley University, and  of the Academic College for the Arts and Society until 2021. In 2024, our new CAET co-editors are  and .

CAET has an editorial board consisting of 50 leading international expressive arts experts. In the Fall of 2018, CAET became an Open Access (OA) Journal, the first of its kind in the various communities that it serves. Online publication significantly expands accessibility and incorporates color, imagery, and video to more effectively present the artistic expressions which inform every aspect of the publication. The inaugural OA issue (4.1) features . CAET subscriptions are also available in hard copy. In 2021, CAET became the official publication of IACAET (The International Association of Creative Arts in Education and Therapy), making it far and broad-reaching for a global community. Find more information about IACAET on .

CAET invites research articles, case reports, program descriptions, position papers, interviews, artwork, and conference reports relevant to the field. We also welcome books for review consideration. Manuscripts are subject to a peer-review process before being accepted and published. Contributions are to be in English and will be published with bilingual abstracts in English and Chinese. CAET publishes two issues per year in both print and online versions and is distributed worldwide and collected by the National Library of China, Royal Dutch National Library, and major universities in China. 

The Journal’s East-West perspective is dedicated to exploring, presenting, and understanding the necessary interdependence of all world communities — current, past, and future — as originally envisioned by the SìXiàng(四象), the four creatures who stand at the cardinal directions of the universe and affirm China’s historic emphasis on living in attunement with nature. Contributions regarding how artistic expressions, in their infinite uniqueness, relate to this shared humanity are welcomed from all regions of the world.
The Journal encourages scholarly, engaging, and art-based submissions in varied media (visual art, film and video, dance, drama, poetry and literature, music, integrated arts, and all possible modes of artistic expression) presented in ways that are accessible to the public. 

CAET is an online open access journal based in Beijing, China, but reaching out and connecting to the world. It is the premier global source for artists, educators and therapists who use the creative arts as an integral part of their work. CAET has over 50 leading experts on its .

CAET is included in  , , and (Nr. 1 scholarly database in China) and other important indexes with both Chinese and English abstract.

Full submission guidelines can be found at  of CAET website.

Inquiries regarding journal policy, manuscript preparation, and other such general topics should be sent to the CAET editorial office: 

The deadline for submission is Mar 1, 2024 (Summer Issue 2024).
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The International Association for Creative Arts in Education and Therapy (IACAET) is a professional association with a global orientation and scope. IACAET promotes discourse and the development of creative arts in a wide range of fields including education, therapy, healthcare and wellness, performing arts, and other allied professions. IACAET supports the continuing professional development of educators and practitioners by developing and safe-guarding training standards and practice and facilitating cross-regional and cross-disciplinary collaboration. IACAET encourages equality and humanity in dialogues and exchanges across cultures worldwide, in both developed and developing countries and regions.

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