A creative community transforming our worlds



logoWe are students. We are professionals, working artists. We are church leaders with a stake in the arts. We are friends and supporters of the artist and the arts. Together, we believe in the transformative power of art and its ability to bring beauty, dignity, and meaning to life, to both individuals and communities. We believe that God created us in his image and we have a divine charge as his image-bearers to function as sub-creators; we believe that God loves creativity. We challenge artists who are Christians to engage with the culture around them as fully integrated people, rather than hiding their faith in the art world and hiding their art in the Church. We are a community formed from many communities, from many disciplines, united around the vision of Jesus Christ to bring good news to the poor, heal the brokenhearted, and proclaim freedom to the captives.

Vision

We believe in the transformative power of art and its ability to bring beauty, dignity, and meaning to life, to both individuals and communities. We believe that God created us in his image and we have a divine charge as his image-bearers to function as sub-creators; we believe that God loves creativity. We challenge artists who are Christians to engage with the culture around them as fully integrated people, rather than hiding their faith in the art world and hiding their art in the Church. We are a community formed from many communities, from many disciplines, united around the vision of Jesus Christ to bring good news to the poor, heal the brokenhearted and proclaim freedom to the captives.

Mission

To see an empowered and mobilized network of students, professionals, advocates, and church leaders with a stake in the arts participating with God in the redemption and transformation of their fields, their churches, and the world.

Program

Catalyst: A monthly gathering designed to inspire, encourage, and move the incarnation community to unified action, Catalyst is a platform for discussion, visiting speakers and artists, and experiencing creative work.

InAction: How can art address poverty? How can art address issues of justice? How can art give voice to the voiceless? Working together in a series of community-centered projects, we strive to bring beauty, dignity, and transformation to individuals, neighborhoods, societal structures, and the world.

ReAction: A monthly, artist-centered session of critical response, ReAction offers the opportunity to experience creative projects from those in the incarnation community and offer or solicit guided, facilitated feedback for works-in-progress.