General / Interdisciplinary

* The following arts organizations do not necessarily have any official relationship with StoneWorks, but we offer this information in order to promote partnership and networking.

Art & Act

Based in Switzerland, Art & Act is a Christian art and cultural platform with the aim of encouraging people to develop their artistic talents. Members place a high value on interdisciplinary work in various arts such as music, dance, theater, literature, and the visual arts. The organization offers artist networking, art education, and creative support.

http://www.artandact.ch/

Artists in Christian Testimony International (A.C.T. Intl)

An evangelical, interdenominational Christian ministry that mobilizes, sends out, equips, and supports artistic ministers and missionaries.

http://www.actinternational.org/actintl/

Arts Centre Group

Based in the UK, Arts Centre Group brings together Christians who are working professionally in the arts for support, encouragement, and mentoring.

http://www.artscentregroup.org.uk/about.php

Arts+

Arts+ forms networks of Christian artists and is a platform for Christian-inspired art in Switzerland in line with legislation on the Promotion of Cultural Affairs. It also functions as a centre of competency in all matters of art and culture for the Swiss Evangelical Alliance and is part of the international working committee of “Hope for Europe,” which links Christian initiatives in various areas of society.

http://www.artsplus.ch

The By/For Project

By/For encourages artists to create sacred worship art by the church, for the church by strengthening ties between artists and their worship communities, encouraging ar patronage by churches, and making projects available under the Creative Commons license so churches can freely use the art in worship and other artists can adapt and extend it.

http://www.byfor.org/

Christian Artists Network

An international association of over 100 arts organizations. Each year they hold a Christian Artist Seminar in the Netherlands bringing together artists from all over world for concerts, workshops, masterclasses, and networking.

http://www.christianartists.org/
http://www.christianartists-network.org

Christian Artists’ Networking Association (CANA)

A network of artists, media workers, and missions organizations around the world. CANA publishes a regular newsletter and organizes a number of regional, national, and international conferences.

http://www.canagroup.org/index.html

Creative Arts Europe

A network of artists and art lovers who aspire to enrich European society through the arts. Among its many initiatives, Creative Arts Europe includes two professional dance companies, a theatre, and many individual artists who perform regularly across Europe and further afield.

http://www.creativeartseurope.org

La Fonderie

A community of Christians in France who work in the arts or creative professions and who seek to explore the link between art, culture, and faith.

http://www.lafonderie.org/

Open Crowd Festival. Photo courtesy of Fusion International

Fusion International

Fusion is a worldwide movement of social entrepreneurs living out the core values of Christian generosity and hospitality in order to positively shape culture. Offers artist colonies, arts summer schools, creative workshops, art galleries, Open Crowd Festivals©, engagement with indigenous artists, and a well-developed practical philosophy of creative community transformation.

http://www.fusion.org.au/

The Groundings Project

The Groundings Project seeks to to stimulate dialogue, inspiration, and action among Christian artists. It partners with people and organizations around the country to develop discussions and projects that help Christians involved in the arts go deeper in their thinking and their integration of their faith and work.

http://groundings.org/

Grove Center for the Arts & Media

Coordinates retreats and events for artists and creates film, audio, and printed resources for creative ministry in the church. The Grove Center also sponsors the Creative Edge Artist Network online community.

http://www.thegrovecenter.org

Haven

A community of actors, dancers, musicians, writers, directors, and artists in New York City. Its mission is to empower artists to reflect Christ in the culture through weekly gatherings, collaborative projects, prayer, and resources.

http://havennyc.com/

Imago

A Canadian faith-based organization which supports creative initiatives in the arts that will make a contribution to Canadian cultural life.

http://www.imago-arts.on.ca

Encounter 08, International Arts Movement

International Arts Movement (IAM)

Based in New York City, IAM gathers artists and creative catalysts to wrestle with the deep questions of art, faith, and humanity in order to inspire the creative community to engage the culture that is and create the world that ought to be. Holds frequent events and an annual Encounter conference.

http://www.internationalartsmovement.org

Photo courtesy of International Council of Ethnodoxologists

International Council of Ethnodoxologists (ICE)

Online networking and resources for the development of culturally appropriate Christian worship, using insights from ethnomusicology, missiology, worship studies, and the arts.

http://www.worldofworship.org

InterVarsity Arts

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s arts ministry is an outreach to graduate and undergraduate students, as well as faculty, in music, creative writing, dance, visual arts and design, film and media, theater—creating witnessing communities on college and university campuses.

http://www.intervarsity.org/news/followers-of-a-creative-god

Living Fire Arts Network

A non-profit corporation formed for the purpose of serving the Kingdom of God through the arts as bridge builders with a passion for spanning the gap between the Church and the Arts.

http://www.livingfirearts.org/

Painting class at Masterpiece Ministries summer camp. Photo courtesy of Timothy Bott

Masterpiece Ministries

Offers residential camps and workshops in drama, creative writing, visual arts, dance, and music to help high school students identify and develop their gifts in the arts and to encourage them to become wholehearted followers of Jesus Christ.

http://masterpieceministries.org/

Montage International

Montage International exists to challenge and train the Church and its artists to embrace the arts in worship, spiritual formation, and mission. Dianne Collard, an international speaker and writer, offers intercultural training, worship & creative arts seminars, and mentoring.

http://www.montageinternational.org/

OM Arts

The creative arts division of Operation Mobilisation includes ArtsLink, DanceLink, Heart Sounds International, the Bill Drake Band, and Whetstone Recording. The various ministries offer short- and long-term mission opportunities for artists.

http://www.arts.om.org/

Schloss Mittersill

Seeks to instigate a Christian renaissance in Europe by identifying and building a Christian avant garde—networks of culturally informed individuals active in the arts, education, business, politics, etc.—inspired and equipped to challenge society in light of the values of the Kingdom of God. Schloss Mittersill creates events that bring Christians together within and across affinity groups—including courses, conferences, retreats, symposia, and festivals. Schloss Mittersill has been running an annual summer Arts Conference for eleven years, drawing together artists from all over Europe and beyond, for a week of teaching, support, performance and celebration.

http://www.schlossmittersill.org

Sketch

Located in Toronto, Ontario, Sketch creates opportunities for street-involved and homeless young people, ages 15-29, to engage in the arts in a cross-discipline studio environment or in the community.

http://www.sketch.ca/home.html

Washington Arts Group

The Washington Arts Group consists of a group of artists in various disciplines who are concerned with spiritual values and artistic integrity, are dedicated to excellence and the pursuit of professionalism in creative expression, and embrace the historic Judeo/Christian tradition as a base from which to best incorporate personal spiritual values into their life and work. Develops visual art exhibitions, community cultural events, and youth development programs.

http://washingtonartsgroup.org/

Wiconi International

Based in Vancouver, Wiconi is a ministry of and for indigenous First Nations peoples. Its goals include organizing and leading international Native Dance and Performing Arts Team(s); sharing the beauty of First Nations cultures, tribal, and personal stories to build bridges of peace and understanding in the global community; encouraging and producing Creator-honoring music; and promoting the faithful practice of traditional ceremonies.

http://www.wiconi.com/

Youth With a Mission (YWAM)

YWAM has several ministries in which artists can get involved, including the College of the Arts training courses (http://ywamarts.org), Arts With a Mission (http://www.artswithamission.org, and Musicians for Missions (http://www.musiciansformissions.com).

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