ICSA is developing a separate website for artists who have contributed and will contribute to Phoenix Project exhibits, ICSA Today, and websites. The pages on this site give you an idea of what the new, much-expanded site will contain.
ICSA invites former members of high-demand groups to share their personal stories and reflections - whether in narrative, poetic, or visual forms.
ICSA has found that artistic expressions related to the feelings of former cultic group members can sometimes capture or reveal subtleties that elude analytic writing.
Artistic creations, with their added emotional dimension, shed light on the reality of life in a high-demand organization and its effects on individuals. Creating art work also provides an empowering experience to the artists, giving them the chance to tell their own stories in their own ways.
Currently, ICSA offers three outlets for artistic contributions:
ICSA Today magazine
Phoenix Project exhibits at conferences
A new icsaarts website that is under construction
If you are interested in sharing your artistic work, please see the "Submit a Work" link on this page. Submissions are subject to review by the ICSA Arts Committee.
Or, explore the contributions of others (see links on this page). Eventually, the art works on this site will be on icsaarts.com, along with many other works.
Please Note: Artists retain copyright on their visual, literary, or musical works. Please respect this by not duplicating material without the artist's permission. Thank you.