Phoenix Project Exhibit, Denver 2006

ICSA invites former members of high-demand groups to share their personal stories and reflections - whether in narrative, poetic, musical, 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.

The emotional dimension of artistic creations sheds 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:

If you are interested in sharing your artistic work, please write arts@icsahome.com and tell us about your interests. Submissions are subject to review by the ICSA Arts Committee.

Explore the contributions of others on this website. More artworks will be added over time. 

If you support this project and ICSA's mission and programs, please become a member or renew your membership.

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.

Sample Issue: ICSA Today

Writing Down the Pain: A Case Study of the Benefits of Writing for Cult Survivors - J. Gordon Neufeld

Truth From the Mouths of Babes - Eva Mackey