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Winter 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)

The world is undergoing profound transformations, reminiscent of historical traumas that echo through time, leaving lasting impacts on communities. The CAET Journal remains steadfast in its dedication to peace, creativity, and education as pathways to healing and understanding.
As we confront the challenges of our era, the role of the arts within education and therapy emerges as indispensable. Artists and artful living practices serve as beacons of generative and restorative energy, offering hope and sustenance in turbulent times. They possess a unique ability to navigate crises, offering profound insights when words fail. In our forthcoming Winter 2024 issue, we invite contributions that explore the transformative power of artful living through a restorative justice lens and interdisciplinary approaches. We encourage submissions that reflect on the guiding principles of hope and trust, which sustain us amidst chaos.
Our overarching theme, "the wider net," emphasizes the interconnectedness of interdisciplinary practices and invites authors to explore diverse topics, including but not limited to:

-       Restorative justice principles in research and practice.
-       Interdisciplinary engagements with art and community
-       Embodiment and resilience in artful living
-       Explorations of the role of art in shaping cultural narratives
-       Hope and trust and core principles that sustain us in our practice.
-       Innovative approaches to art therapy and education
-       Reflections on the influence of art in healing collective traumas
-       Mapping pathways to healthful living through artistic expression
-       Art-based research in diverse contexts

We welcome submissions that engage with any of these themes or offer new perspectives on the transformative potential of artful living practices. Join us in nurturing a discourse that celebrates the resilience and creativity inherent in human expression.

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 the Far East region 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.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Septemberst 1st 2024
We look forward to your submission. 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 submit your writing to the CAET journal.

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 .

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 Sept 1, 2024 (Winter Issue 2024).
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The authors who publish with CAET have a profile hosted on the CAET website. This contains a brief bio, photo, and publication links. CAET provides a great opportunity for you to get your work known by other like-minded professionals around the world.
Benefits of publishing with CAET

  • Publish with the internationally recognized journal - a premier source of East-West and global voices.
  • Receive maximum exposure and discovery: your article will be indexed in DOAJ, SCOPUS and other reputed academic databases reaching some 8,000 libraries around the world.
  • Increased citation due to the full open access of your article.
  • Support open research with diamond open access: no APC (Article Processing Charge), no subscription fee.
  • Link to China and Asia: English and Chinese abstract included, and indexed in CNKI (major Chinese database).
  • Integration with professional community via IACAET and its activities and events (global webinars, book/article launch, conference).
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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