What is BCAT?
The Birmingham Centre for Arts Therapies is a registered charity which was set up in 1993 to provide an accessible arts therapies and arts in health service throughout the Midlands, the UK and extending to an international service. We assist children and adults who are experiencing mental health , behavioral or emotional issues.
The centre, a former Cadbury building, is unique in that it brings together art, drama, music, dance movement and play therapy which can be accessed both here and in an outreach capacity.
BCAT arts experientials and courses
If you are looking to gain the necessary knowledge before completing an advanced course in art therapy or arts in health, or are looking for new techniques that therapists use for your own work then BCATs courses will be of interest.
Courses start September 2017 in ART, DANCE, DRAMA and MUSIC plus arts in health.
Further details here.
Volunteering at BCAT
We are very lucky here at BCAT to work with fantastic volunteers from all walks of life. Over 2016/17 we had 133 people attending one of our monthly meetings.
To register your interest in becoming a volunteer please contact Liz Beech at email@example.com
Join us at our award winning STEP ON
Returns on Monday 18 September at 11am to 2pm
Come and join our lovely group - open to all abilities AND not just for over 50s now - anyone can join! There is an optional choir group too.
Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0121 440 8273.
BCAT in the Community
BCAT has been very busy planning our community outreach work for 2017. We hope to bring our arts in health programme to even more people this year. Join us at our free events where you can get involved in art, dance, drama, music and play.
Gone WILD at the library this summer!
Great job to all the youngsters who came along to our Summer WILD project in conjunction with Birmingham libraries and to support the National Summer Literacy Programme. Here are just a few pictures of the amazing work produced.
BCAT has reached over 150 young people this summer and we have enjoyed every little step.
Donate to BCAT
Book an arts therapist
Book an arts in health facilitator for your workshops
Art installations and graphic design service
Training days for the workplace
Dates for your diary
4 Introduction to Dance therapy course begins (4 wks)
7 BCAT conference, Birmingham
18 STEP ON Highgate resumes (12 wks)
28 Music experiential begins (10 wks)
2 Introduction to drama therapy course
4 Art experiential begins (10 wks)
9 Introduction to arts in health course
16 Introduction to arts in health course
30 Introduction to arts in health course
6 Introduction to arts in health course
6 BCAT Open Evening
9 Christmas Concert at Hagley Road Village
Thank you to our supporters
“It was not only the children who benefited from the Arts Therapies sessions! Their parents also participated and gained considerable new insight into their children’s behaviours and how strategies might be developed to facilitate greater understanding between themselves and their children. We hope that BCAT can continue to find sufficient funding to continue to work with us”.