2021 Biennial Conference

November 4-6, 2021
Austin, TX

Register and find more details at the conference website.

CIVA in Toledo

Northwest Ohio members and friends are invited to HeARTS Gallery in downtown Toledo for “CIVA in Toledo”. Join Lawan Glasscock, Executive Director of CIVA, and Michelle Arnold Paine, CIVA Community Ambassador and Ohio artist, for an evening of fellowship and roundtable discussion. See Toledo’s newest outdoor mural and meet others in the region passionate about art and faith.

Visit the HeART Gallery website.

Wednesday, June 30th at 6:30 PM ET

Let us know you’re coming. Submit your RSVP.

CIVA Gathers

CIVA Gathers is a Christ-centered virtual gathering in which CIVA Members have the opportunity to connect and pray together. The doors are open to all traditions and backgrounds. Each month we will spend time with scripture and an artwork from CIVA’s newest traveling exhibition. The photography exhibition Again + Again is centered around the church calendar. CIVA Gathers is led by CIVA Staff and rotating featured CIVA artists, theologians, and cultural leaders.
Multiple Sessions: Meet the last Thursday of each month

Other CIVA Programs

Nuts and Bolts

Nuts and Bolts is a 5-session webinar course covering the practical and business side of being an artist. Attend a single course or all five! This course is free for CIVA members and can be accessed directly through the CIVA Network. Topics include:

  • Setting Up for Success: Creating a Serious Art Business
  • Putting Value to Creativity: IRS, Artist, and the Collector
  • Protecting Your Work: Copyright and Intellectual Property 101
  • Degrees and Me: Should it be?
  • Residencies: Are They For You?

*This program is completed. CIVA members can view the recorded webinars for FREE in the CIVA Network. Not a member? Join now!

Kitchen Table Talks

Kitchen Table Talks are virtual gatherings where we can come together as a community to talk about tough issues facing us as a society and as Christians. It is CIVA’s goal to end each Talk with viable solutions and steps toward action.

CIVA members can view past talks for FREE in the CIVA Network. Not a member? Join now!

Heart to Heart

“Heart-to-Heart” is a virtual program for CIVA members. It brings together an intimate group of creative thinkers who feel called to pray for and encourage others as they serve God through the visual arts. 
Multiple Sessions

This program is FREE for CIVA members. Interested in joining a Heart to Heart group? Contact

Not a member? Join now!

Maker to Maker

Intimate groups of CIVA members virtually gathering to share their work, receive constructive feedback and discuss their discipline.
Multiple Sessions – TBD

This program is FREE for CIVA members. New sessions coming soon!