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Buckey Art Therapy Association (BATA) Membership

BATA membership is open to individuals who make an application to BATA's Membership Chair, meet membership eligibly requirements, and pay the appropriate dues. BATA's membership year is January 1-December 31, annually. As an art therapist, student, interested professional, friend, or supporting organization, BATA eagerly invites you to become a member of our Association.

It is BATA’s hope that you will commit to supporting the efforts of our association and the Ohio art therapy community through submitting your dues contribution and be a part of one of the strongest chapter affiliates of The American Art Therapy Association (AATA).

BATA membership entitles you to a wide variety of benefits:

  • Quarterly issues of BATA's newsletter, THE PALETTE
  • Exclusive access to BATA's member’s only section, which includes job postings
  • Discounted registration rate to attend BATA's Symposium
  • Networking opportunities with colleagues and continuing education opportunities at quarterly regional meetings and workshops
  • Current contact information for art therapists published in BATA’s Membership Directory
  • Opportunity to promote your art therapy practice and services through being listed in BATA's on-line Referral Directory
  • Receiving timely current local and national art therapy news, events, and announcements through BATA’s members only e-mail list-serve
  • Eligible to apply for and receive funds through BATA's Request for Funds Grant Opportunities
  • Scholarship, award, and leadership opportunities

Please note: a $10.00 late fee will be charged for renewing BATA members after March 1.

Publication Subscription Fee

All BATA members receive electronic publications as part of their membership. Paper USPS mailings of BATA's newsletters and membership directory require an annual $20.00 subscription fee that covers postage, paper, and cost of printing. Please add this amount to your dues and payment if choosing this preference.

Additional Notes

Please note: that all BATA members must be members of the American Art Therapy Association in the equivalent membership class. Individuals not eligible for AATA membership or who are not AATA members, may join BATA as a "Friend of BATA.” BATA membership dues should be paid/sent directly to BATA. Please email questions about Membership to

Please note: BATA is no longer accepting paper applications. If you would like to have a printable invoice, please contact the Treasurer at

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