Arts Corner

Here you will find all the latest arts content on Mad in America including the latest submissions to the Art, Poetry, Humor and Meme galleries, the latest Song of the Week, calls for art, and articles on the topic of art and mental health.

Mad in America’s galleries are always open for submissions! Submit your original art, poetry, humor and memes here. Also, join us every Thursday night at 7PM on Zoom for Mad in America’s co-arting sessions open to all. Come create with us! Register here.

What's New

Arrested Development: Britney Spears’ Memoir Is a Survivor’s Tale of Generational Trauma, Psychiatric Abuse,...

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Miranda Spencer discusses Britney Spears' new memoir and the harms of conservatorship.

New Articles, Blogs and Podcasts

Arrested Development: Britney Spears’ Memoir Is a Survivor’s Tale of Generational Trauma, Psychiatric Abuse, and Resilience

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Miranda Spencer discusses Britney Spears' new memoir and the harms of conservatorship.
Boy with wings in the field in the afternoon against the blue sky

Trying to Fly Above—An Example of Sequencity

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I consider synchronicity and sequencity connections to be gifts. The meaning involved is often much deeper and more personal than other people will recognize.
Painting of Dostoevsky by Vasily Perov

Dostoevsky: A Psychologist We Can All Learn From

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Psychology has greatly broadened its scope since Nietzsche’s day and yet his implied criticism is one the discipline is still wrestling with.
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MIA’s first Mad Poetry Slam celebrated the brilliant poetic voices of people with lived experience of mental distress and those criticizing the current narrative of mental health. Featured poets include Jo Watson, Rene Simon, John Hoggett and Rebecca Donaldson, plus a community open mic.

MIA offers bi-weekly co-arting sessions with Arts Editor Karin Jervert. These 1 hour sessions are opportunities to create in your preferred artistic medium together with others. Click here to learn more and to register.

Killing In the Name by Rage Against The Machine

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This weeks Song of the Week was recommended by an Anonymous MIA Reader: "It isn't my style at all - but the refrain speaks to my experiences inside too many other-directed institutions, and my "mental...

Submit to MIA Galleries

Click here to submit original art, poetry, humor or memes.

Past Exhibitions

Teen Arts Exhibition: Beyond Labels And Meds: What It Feels Like To Be Me

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28 teen artists share the power of their creativity in this collection of profoundly moving, courageous, and beautiful artwork.
Photo of hand with pen drawing a sign that says Creativity and COVID: Art-making During the Pandemic

Creativity and COVID: Art-Making During the Pandemic

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The pandemic lockdown last year afforded me a precious gift of time to explore my creative spirit, and that, in turn, gave me a powerful way to cope.

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