CIVA Summer Retreat

Rejuvenate at our first-ever Summer Retreat! Join us in July for three days of rest, relaxation, and art. Nestled on 120 acres of wooded rolling hills on the scenic Meramac River, the retreat center offers space for creative work, writing, and contemplation alongside three miles of trails, wildlife, and stunning art. Attendees will share meals, attend worship services, and may join in optional group activities. The rest of the time is up to you! Individuals and families are welcome.

July 18-20, 2022

Eureka, Missouri

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More details to come.

October 2022

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

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!

CIVA in Florence

Join CIVA‘s Executive Director Lawan Glasscock and Canadian artist Timothy Schmalz for an afternoon in the historic La Badia in Florence as they discuss the importance of Dante in regards to the Christian visual imagination of the afterlife, morals, and the soul’s journey. Tim will be installing his commissioned series of Cantos inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy. 

Rescheduled – Date TBD

Email to RSVP and for more details.

Other CIVA Programs

YES! – Doing Good Well

A Professional Development Workshop for Women

Are you quick to say YES! to volunteering and supporting others, but hesitate to lead? If so, you are not alone. Join your sisters in CIVA to embrace becoming servant leaders. This three-day, two-night professional development workshop will cultivate practical leadership skills such as ethical decision-making, building credibility, and managing social expectations.

St. Louis (Eureka), Missouri

Registration is closed. Contact the CIVA Office for more information.

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!

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!

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!