CIVA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit 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 exist 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.

Read the CIVA Blog
Subscribe to CIVA News, our bi-weekly newsletter.
Explore our list of Calls for Art.
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Shop art, books, & journals in the CIVA Store
Learn about our Mission & History.