Team of regional, project and mission leaders


Rita Eckart

studied art history, education and art therapy, specialising in art therapy for emergency and trauma, intercultural art therapy and social art. As early as the late 1990’s, during a period of several years spent in North Africa, she had already had experience of how therapy could support refugees. She is one of stART international’s project leaders with many years of experience in the field, and leader of the stART international further training course in art therapy for emergency and trauma at the Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences, Germany. She also teaches at numerous art therapy training centres both at home and abroad, and initiates international social art projects on topical themes, for instance, on the stabilisation of individuals traumatised by the experience of war and displacement.