ICSA International Cultic Studies Assoc.
Call for Art and Literary Works
The Phoenix Project, an exhibit of art and literary works that have
been created by former cult members, is seeking art, musical, and
literary submissions for the upcoming annual conference of the
International Cultic Studies Association, scheduled for July 5 -7,
2012, in Montreal.
If you are a former member of a cult or high demand organization, we
invite you to present your work (in French or English), related to
your experiences while in your group or during your recovery, at the
fifth Phoenix Project Exhibit of ex-member artwork. We are looking for
works that illustrate the world of the cult survivor—including the
previous group world, healing or recovery, or aspects of the time of
transition from the cult.
Creations may be in any art form, including: literary (such as poetry,
drama, short story, or other writings), music of any kind, dance, and
the visual arts (such as paintings, drawings, collage, sculpture,
fiber arts, photography, film, video, or multi-media).
If desired, your work may be presented anonymously, or through another
The FINAL DATE FOR ACCEPTANCE to this exhibit is MAY 31. We hope to
hear from you soon!
Please e-mail Diana Pletts at the Phoenix Project to submit your art,
literary, or other works at: [email protected].
The conference is run jointly with Info-Cult/Info-Secte and in
collaboration with the Université de Montréal, The International
Centre for Comparative Criminology (ICCC) of the Université de
Montréal, and l’Association québécoise Plaidoyer-Victimes.
Diana Pletts, M.A., directs and coordinates The Phoenix Project, which
provides a time and place for cult survivors to present their cult and
recovery related artwork. A former member of the Path, a charismatic
Christian End-Times group, she is working, herself, on the production
of artwork to express her own group involvement. Diana has spoken on
cult affiliation at colleges and churches, on the radio, as a speaker
for Elderhostel, and at Chautauqua Institution. She lives with her
husband, Dennis, in Maryland, and is Art and Literary Editor for ICSA
Today. Some Phoenix Project works may be considered for publication
in ICSA Today. Those interested in participating in The Phoenix
Project, or in obtaining more information about the Project, are
invited to e-mail her at [email protected].
International Cultic Studies Association
PO Box 2265, Bonita Springs, FL 34133
PH: 239-514-3081; Fax: 305-393-8193
www.icsahome.com; [email protected]