We are pleased to announce that the 37th International Conference on Psychology and the Arts, originally to be held in Montreal, Canada, will occur online from June 30 to July 3, 2021. The conference will be hosted by the PsyArt Foundation.
Under the leadership of Norman N. Holland, the PsyArt Foundation began in January, 1993. It supports psychological and psychoanalytic approaches to the study of the arts, including literature, film, and the fine arts. The Foundation’s mission is to provide a forum for three main activities. First, it maintains an online discussion group for the exchange of ideas and information about psychology and psychoanalysis. The list currently has ~900 subscribers from 50+ countries. Second, it hosts a peer-reviewed online journal, the PsyArt Journal, devoted to the psychological or psychoanalytic studies of the arts. Finally, PsyArt organizes an annual international conference (now in its 37th year).
In keeping with the spirit fostered by Norman Holland and the other founders, the PsyArt conference is perhaps unique in the field. It valorizes a convivial and supportive atmosphere, welcoming people at all stages in their careers, as evidenced by our long history of memorable meetings in spectacular locales all over the world. These intellectual and social gatherings have established an international community of colleagues and friends, over decades, which remains strong today.