Over the Easter break, Arts students from around the country will gather together along with the wider UK church to hear from God in His Word, to celebrate Him in worship, and to enjoy the company of His people.
Word Alive 2023
1 - 6 April
Pontins, Prestatyn, North Wales (right by the sea!!)
Art Network Track
The Art Network seminar track at Word Alive is all about equipping you to understand Art within the framework of the gospel and addressing key questions that arise as we try to live out our faith in Jesus in the world of Art.
The title of this year's Word Alive sessions for the Arts Network is : Catalysts: How can the creative Christian bring meaningful change to our contemporary culture?
And the Arts Network will be inviting 1 thinker and 1 artist. Like the formt we run Interface. We are inviting Elaine Storkey and TBC as an artist. We have structured this plan to facilitate a discourse between two speakers so that students and others at Word Alive interested in the arts can listen to a dialogue between two leading practitioners and thinkers within art and culture. The intention is to open up a space where people can engage their questions, thoughts and reflections around the role of Christian creatives within wider creative culture.
Arts Network exhibition at Word Alive
There will be also an art exhibition at Word Alive 'Titled: Catalysts and we are accepting the application from all the creative students who are joining to Word Alive. More information TBC.
Blurb for the Arts Network program
As Christians we are embedded within our cultural landscape whether we like it or not, the question is not whether to engage, but how. Through dialogue between artist TBC and philosopher and sociologist Elaine Storkey, this track will help us to think about how Christians can work creatively to bring meaningful change to our contemporary culture – addressing questions around the importance of human culture, creativity, and how we as Christians can engage well and persevere in the arts.
Main Question: Catalysts: How can the creative Christian bring meaningful change to our contemporary culture?
Session 1: Becoming Catalysts: The Importance of Engaging
Session 2: Cultural Catalysts: The Importance of Human Culture
Session 3: Creative Catalysts: The Importance of Creativity
Session 4: Surviving as Catalysts: The Importance of Perseverance
Lunch and Q&A with creative students
Join the Arts Network chalets!
One of the highlights of coming to Word Alive as a christian creative is the chance to stay in chalets with, and thus live, eat, and generally hang out with, other creative students from across the country as part of the Arts Network chalets.
Booking has already opened, and there are only 20 spaces, so why not book in today? You can do so right here. The already-discounted price for students is £145, but if money is an issue, £70 bursaries are available for those who want to stay with the Arts Network and commit to the Arts Network track, thereby cutting the cost by nearly 50%! Dohyun Baek (Dbaek@uccf.org.uk) if you wish to request a bursary code.
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