Previous Arts+ Events
8-11th Sept 2022 (no Zoom, only live)
Annual Gathering of Christian Arts Initiatives in Sofia, Bulgaria
Finally we met live again. About 40 persons from 9 different nations participated in our Conference in Sofia, Bulgaria. Our banner was "Living Proof of a Loving God to a Watching World" with contributions of Bishop Rob Gillion (UK), Fred Heumann (USA) and others.
16th Oct 2021 (16:00-18:00 CET)
4th European Gathering of Christian Arts Initiatives (ZOOM GATHERING)
For leaders and representatives of Christian-based Art initiatives and ministries in Europe.
A great opportunity for arts leaders around Europe to gather once again via Zoom to deepen relationships, welcome new people and share what is happening currently in your ministries. A chance to learn from each other’s experiences.
Main speaker: Dr Jill Ford
14th May 2021 (18:00-20:00 CET)
3rd European Gathering of Christian Arts Initiatives (ZOOM GATHERING)
Next opportunity for leaders and representatives of Christian Arts Initiatives and individual artists who see the benefit of networking and who yearn to see the arts and faith grow in influence in the Church, the Marketplace, Missions and Academia.
Read the report
20th Feb 2020 (14:00-16:00 CET)
2nd European Gathering of Christian Arts Initiatives (ZOOM GATHERING)
This second International Zoom-Call hosted about 81 leaders of Arts Ministries, representing 40 nations.
What a great opportunity to gather once again via Zoom to listen to a keynote of Dr Andrzej Turkanik, a Sofa Interview with Conductor Delta David Gier, and deepen relationships, welcome new people and share what is currently happening in our ministries. We also split up into 10 "language (regional) groups" and shared challenges, best practices and listened to learn from each other’s experiences.
Read the report
17th Oct 2020 (14:00-16:00 CET)
1st European Gathering of Christian Arts Initiatives (ZOOM GATHERING)
The first International Zoom-call of Art Ministry Leaders is over.
It was a very successful, joyful and fruitful call with 50 participants of 18 nations!
Previous Partner events in 2022
4-12 September 2021
Ars Sacra Festival & "Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe"
> > > Call to Action!
Europewide, Hungary, etc.
Conferences, Music, Literature, Talks, Filmfest, themed walks, Theater, Exhibitions, Spiritual Programmes, Children programmes,...
The Hungarian Cardinal Péter Erdö gave the Ars Sacra Foundation the mandate to organise the cultural programmes of the 52. International Eucharistic Congress in 2021.
We work as an umbrella organisation, so I kindly ask you all, to organise programmes in your own country that time - 04.09.2021- 12.09.2021!
It's very important, that these mission programmes must be for free!
We can offer you the Europe wide protected logo of Ars Sacra Festival, and the certification of "Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe" (since 2016).
Download Booklet of the Festival in 2020
Contact Julia Manninger of Ars Sacra (Email)
4-9 July 2021
Arts For A Better Future Course
ALL NATIONS / UK
The aim is for you to be able help local communities draw on their artistic resources to help them respond to their spiritual, social and physical needs and help them move towards the kingdom of God.
Dr Jill Ford tutored this course.
12 June 2021
"Night of Faith" (online)
Festival for Arts and Faith in Switzerland:
Join the online Livestream of the Fauteuil-Theatre "Tabourettli" in Basel where diverse artists
will present different "appetizer".
19-23 April 2021
Multicultural Worship Intensive Course (Masters Level)
ALL NATIONS / UK
This 5-day intensive course is aimed at those involved in or interested in ministry in multicultural settings. It is particularly relevant for leaders who are committed to developing multicultural forms of worship and liturgy. The course aims to give practical opportunities to explore liturgy and worship from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds and examine how local art forms can be used to shape liturgy and worship for multicultural settings.
Ian Collinge and Dr Jill Ford co-teach this course.
Website "Multicultural Worship"
11 March 2021
A Worship Seminar
7.30-8.40pm (UK Time)
What have we learned through the pandemic? How might we develop a more intercultural worship? Where could this go?
All Nations Christian College in partnership with Arts Release (WEC), Intercultural Church Plants Europe (ICP) and Songs2Serve, invite you to join us for a worship webinar which will help reflect on worship practice through the pandemic and in particular engage with the issue of intercultural worship. We will reflect on 3 main questions: What have we learned? How do we continue to creatively engage? Where could this go? If you are church leader, worship leader, or worship musician you will find this relevant and stimulating.
Dr Jill Ford (All Nations), Ian Collinge (Arts Release),
Adam Martin (ICP)
11 November 2020
TEDx Tübingen talk with singer Naomi van Dooren (SCHWESTERHERZ Feg-Wetzlar)
Naomi Van Dooren - Youtube Channel
Schwesterherz - Youtube Channel
6 November 2020
Arts+ Switzerland Gathering with PRIX PLUS Award
Switzerland and Europe
PrixPlus 2020 Award
Interview with awardees
Presentation of new projects in 2021