Arts & Entertainment

CIVA is a big tent, where a wide range of people who love Christ and love art engage in conversation and activity. Comments by Cameron Anderson, Director of CIVA.
Christian Fine Arts Communities:
  • Abbey of the Arts - by Christine Valters Paintner, Ph.D. Transformative living through contemplative and expressive arts
  • Area 15 Community - engaging both professional and emerging artists with their communities in order to bring art events to the church
  • International Arts Movement - "Caring for culture through wrestling deeply with issues of art, faith and humanity."
  • the Kindlings - "We are anintergenerational, grassroots, relational movement of thoughtful creatives for whom God is of central importance"
  • Fallout - A urban art center located in Minneapolis
  • A Gathering of the Tribes - Cultural organization in lower, east side Manhattan
  • CIVA - stands for Christians in The Visual Arts network
  • Creative Paradox - "We believe that artists are "culture makers" who, when invested in, can impact a dehumanized world, turning it toward a world that is full of hope and fully human."
  • Freedom art project - "A visual tribute to God through the permanent exhibition of 66 monumental large scale paintings."
  • Asian Christian Art Association - "made possible through the efforts of Japanese theologian-artist, Masao Takenaka."
  • Cita - "Encouraging and Equipping Christians in Theater Arts to impact the world and further the kingdom of God- for over 20 years."
  • ECVA - The artists registry for the Episcopal Church Visual Arts
  • The Refinery Arts & Spirit Center - Nourishing spiritual growth through the arts
  • Dunamis Arts - website spear headed by Gene Johnson in Richmond, VA.
  • poasis - "Poasis is a loose collective of artists from around Vancouver Island seeking to understand the interplay and role of arts in the life of the worshiping Church."
  • Arts Centre Goup - Mentors Christian artists in the UK
  • Work of The People - A Visual Liturgy Library
  • Artists in Stained Glass - a web site developed for the promotion of Canadian stained glass artisits
  • Association of Consultants for Liturgical Space -Liturgical Design Consultants
  • British Society of Master Glass Painters - The British Society of Master Glass Painters
  • Churches! The Ecclesiological Society - "The Ecclesiological Society, founded in 1879, is the successor of the Cambridge Camden Society"
  • Stained Glass Association of America A professional trade association with international membership.
    a professional trade association whose membership consists of the finest architectural stained and decorative art glass artists and studios in the United States and around the world. - See more at: http://stainedglass.org/#sthash.6F6MyUeg.dpuf
    a professional trade association whose membership consists of the finest architectural stained and decorative art glass artists and studios in the United States and around the world. - See more at: http://stainedglass.org/#sthash.6F6MyUeg.dpuf
  • The Foundation for the Sacred Arts - "Foundation for Sacred Arts is a Catholic nonprofit organization founded to stimulate a vibrant renewal in the patronage and production of Christian sacred arts"
Journals & Magazines:
  • Communique - An online literary and arts journal.
  • Image Journal of Arts and Religion - Published in English, this journal has many articles that speak to the traditions of faith and the arts.
  • Risen Magazine - "We want to make the world believe in something greater, to improve community, and to influence culture with faith, hope, and love."
  • Faith & Form - The Interfaith Journal on Religion, Art and Architecture
  • Ministry & Liturgy - Provides leadership resources for ministry and education. 
  • Hollywood Jesus -  Ranking, Reviewing the latest films for Christian web traffic.
  • Thunderstruck - A truck stop for the soul. Hosted by Steve Beard
Comedy:
  • A Prairie Home - Garrison Keillor radio show
  • Anita Renfroe - "I’d rather people laugh because they relate to something I say than because I wrote a clever punchline. All my stuff is about my life – it’s real and it connects people – and that’s a wonderful thing."
  • Bean and Bailey - Hilarious, clean and inspirational Christian comedy.
  • Brad Stine - "Frantic, aggressive, and caustic with echoes of Robin Williams, Sam Kinison, and George Carlin..." - The New Yorker
  • Chonda Pierce - Hilarious insights on marriage.
  • David Ferrell - "His 100% clean show appeals to all ages and backgrounds."
    His 100% clean show appeals to all ages and backgrounds. - See more at: http://www.comediandavidferrell.com/#sthash.VtptfhXB.dpuf
  • Dennis Swanberg - laughter good for the soul
  • Good Mythical Morning - Rhett & Link daily morning talk show.
  • Jeff Allen -"For four decades, Jeff Allen has been performing in theaters, on television and radio, and as a keynote for corporate functions and fundraisers around the world."
  • Ken Davis - from Lighten Up ministries in Northern Minnesota
  • Kerri Pomarolli - "Kerri Pomarolli is one hilarious chick! She is inspiring and encouraging. The Big Apple audience loved her!" Donna of Lambs Theater
  • Leslie Townsend -"If you thought good, clean, comedy was a thing of the past - an evening with this skilled performer will set you straight."
  • Mark Lowry -storyteller, singer and author
  • Matt Jernigan - song parodies
  • Michael Jr. - stand up comedian and author of children's books
  • Stuff Christians Like - author and social media expert
  • Thor Ramsey -"After over twenty years as a standup comedian, I am now a teaching pastor at Canyon Lake Community Church."
  • Tim Hawkins - "Tim Hawkins has been meticulously crafting a no-bones, no-bull comedy show that entertains the entire family."
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