The Biola University Center for Christianity, Culture, and the Arts is a transdisciplinary resource that aims to create and facilitate opportunities for thoughtful reflection on the interplay of Christian faith, the larger culture, and the world of the arts.
The Center for Christianity, Culture, and the Arts is a valuable and innovative resource for artists, academicians, theologians, and anyone interested in probing the relationship between art, culture, and faith. The CCCA is distinguished by its commitment to the full range of the arts, its emphasis on transdisciplinary collaborations and discussions, and a focus on making a variety of resources and original content easily accessible online.
Hosting poets, novelists, visual artists, photographers, filmmakers, architects, theologians, musicians, actors, philosophers, theoreticians and more, the CCCA is truly an integrative endeavor. The CCCA aims to make meaningful strides in the understanding of our present world, by collaboration with and through the various artistic mediums as they relate to each other and to wide ranging traditions of the Christian faith.
Biola Media Conference and Annual Arts Conference: The CCCA hosts two annual arts and faith conferences open to the university community and general public, featuring some of the most gifted and intriguing culture makers at work today.
• Online Resources
Through various online platforms, the CCCA website shares free content including essays, reviews, portfolios, videos, and archived performances and lectures from CCCA events and other campus arts programing.
• Devotional Resources
The “Advent and Lent Projects” bring together scripture, meditations, poetry, music, videos, and visual art to coincide with the liturgical calendar. These transdisciplinary interactions have been viewed by thousands of people in over 100 countries.
• Visionaries-In-Residence Program
Each academic semester a Christian thinker who has made substantial contributions in the arts visits the Biola campus to engage a new generation of artists and culturally sensitive Christians towards the end of thinking about and practicing art from a distinctly Christian perspective. During their time on campus, Visionaries take part in public discussions, lectures, workshops, and critiques.
• Commissioning, Performing and Exhibiting New Works Of Art
The CCCA endeavors to periodically commission new works in the fine and performing arts, and is committed to performing and exhibiting works that have seldom been heard or seen. It is, by supporting and encouraging the most accomplished artists of faith that the legacy of Christian contributions to the arts will continue to flourish.