We are calling for contributions to the Winter Issue to be published in 2023

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CAET Special Issue:
Stabilization, Innovation & Breakthrough
– Cultivating Resilience through the Embodied Arts
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)

We are calling for contributions to the Winter 2023 issue with a focus on interdisciplinary approaches to the multiple ways in which the embodied arts can be used across education, therapy, community and healthcare.

We cordially invite authors to contribute papers and artwork to CAET in order to share your 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 3,000-6,000 words and preferably 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 of CAET website.

Inquiries regarding journal policy, manuscript preparation, and other such general topics should be sent to the CAET editorial office:
This special issue of Stabilization, Innovation & Breakthrough – Cultivating Resilience through the Embodied Arts is aligned with our organizational partner Inspirees, who sponsored the ) conferences and pre-conferences that took place February-april 2023. This approach is in line with our mission at the International Association for Creative Arts in Education and Therapy (IACAET), and our belief that the aesthetic and creative use of the arts, integrated with body-mind-spirit, is essential for individual and collective well-being, social change and the advancement of humanity and our planet.

This global event explored the development of the creative arts and embodied art forms in a wide range of fields within education and therapy, including healthcare and wellness, performing arts, community arts and other allied professions. With multiple layers of challenges each of us and the whole world is facing, we are eagerly searching for stabilization and breakthrough paradoxically in our life and profession.

 strives to support our global community and will focus on the use of the embodied arts in imagining and re-creating new possibilities in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. They provide innovative pathways towards building resilience and healing, and for integrating cultural and spiritual practices that include and invoke multiple histories, ways of understanding and perceiving as well as other indigenous knowledge systems to theorize and imagine anew.

This CAET journal Arts & Embodiment edition offers all authors, whether or not they participated in the WAEF forum, the opportunity to reflect on artistic and embodied practices, to dream, create and utilize embodied artistic expression in responding to psychosocial challenges in a globalized environment. We particularly encourage the cross-disciplinary approach and collaboration from different forms of arts to bring innovations and breakthrough in our field.

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

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 1, 2023

We look forward to your contribution. 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 2023, 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.

The deadline for submission is September 1, 2023 (Winter Issue 2023).
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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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