When we come together, our collective voice is much stronger. We need to speak up so that more people can know about the power of our offerings. 

When we join together, our professional path is not so lonely. Others have walked before us and can share their wisdom with us. 

We can learn, grow, develop, collaborate and share. SANATA can support you to be more of the arts therapist that you want to be.

SANATA will:

  • Represent your interests at the Health Professions Council (HPCSA)
  • Represent your interests with Medical Aids
  • Organise free CPD events
  • Give you access to specially negotiated malpractice insurance
  • Provide networking opportunities with peers
  • Provide mentoring opportunties
  • Provide additional training opportunities
  • Provide support and information for setting up a private practice
  • Lobby for recognition and posts at government level
  • Advocate for the Arts Therapies in the public sphere and among other professions
  • Collaborate across professions on issues that affect all arts therapists
  • Drive and coordinate a research strategy
  • Investigate the establishment of an online journal
  • Share information regularly through newsletters, updates, Whatsapp and Facebook groups
  • Share advice and resources
  • Create a website, with a special members only section 
  • Provide updates on legal and legislative matters
  • Work towards creating an accessible, transformed and diverse organisation 
  • Organise regular branch meetings and Special Interest Group meetings, including reading groups
  • Integrate and mentor students 
  • Create spaces for stimulating conversations affecting our professions
  • If you are an applied arts practitioner or someone interested in the Arts Therapies, you may also benefit from the resources, information and opportunities available from joining SANATA in the relevant membership category.


Please click on your preferred membership category to download a registration form.

Please email completed forms to members@sanata.org