Founded in 1979, the organization’s longstanding vision is to help artists, collectors, critics, professors, historians, pastors and arts professionals explore the profound relationship between art and faith. With this as a point of beginning, CIVA’s broad range of conferences, exhibits, programs, and publications exists to help the art and faith movement flourish both in the Church and in culture.
CIVA encourages Christians in the visual arts to develop their particular callings to the highest professional level possible; to learn how to deal with specific problems in the field without compromising our faith and our standard of artistic endeavor; to provide opportunities for sharing work and ideas; to foster intelligent understanding, a spirit of trust, and a cooperative relationship between those in the arts, the Church, and culture; and ultimately, to establish a Christian presence within the secular art world.
New to CIVA? Here are some places to start.
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Become a CIVA Member.
Check out member Exhibitions and Events.
Explore our Network of churches, art departments, art organizations, churches, galleries, libraries, publishers, and seminaries.
Explore our list of Calls for Art.
Make a tax-deductible Donation.
Purchase a book or journal in the CIVA Store.
Rent a Traveling Exhibition.
Read our Making Blog.
Review Job Postings.
Join the CIVA Network.