Frequently Asked QuestionsWhy does CIVA exist, and what does it do? Is CIVA a non-profit? (Yes.) How was CIVA founded and who leads the organization now? How can I support CIVA’s vision and work? How do I become a CIVA member? How does a CIVA membership help educational institutions, churches, galleries, and artists? What resources does CIVA offer for emerging and established artists? How can CIVA help me start a gallery at my church? How can CIVA help my church incorporate visual art in its worship and teaching? How do I host a CIVA Traveling Exhibition at my gallery, museum, or church? What CIVA member events and projects are happening in my area? How do I list our local events?