“It was the first time I realized that painting could capture the Word of God, speak into people’s lives and give me the opportunity to share my faith.”

Janice T. (Alliance & Short-term team member)

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Every day all around the globe, artists on mission are creating, cultivating, and contributing in their communities. As they seek to see their art used in the work the Lord is doing, we want to share their stories to encourage and inspire.
This blog is a place to read those stories, giving you a glimpse into how the Lord is using the arts around the world.
Wednesday, 24 March 2021 15:34

Little Birds and Broken Hearts

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We always love when we hear stories of how the Lord is using our artists and their art in unique ways. Recently, long-time staff member Chuck Tryon shared just such a story with us.

Last week, we saw how Jin was continuing to create in the midst of the pandemic. Today, we conclude our series with Jin, starting back at the beginning - with a recognition of calling and a challenge to consider yours. We are also sharing a special video put together by Jin's church (Island Evangelical Community Church) in which she shares her testimony.

On Tuesday, we learned about how the Lord continued to work in Jin's life after Incarnate, and we heard the beginning of how she has continued to work on her art during the pandemic. Today, we get to see up close what Jin has been working on during COVID - and it involves toilet paper! Enjoy Jin's words and artwork below and take in her God-honoring creativity. 

Article Image courtesy of Island Evangelical Community Church, Hong Kong 

Last week, we heard about how God led Jin to take part in Inspiro's Incarnate training and how He grew her in her identity as an artist while she was there. Today, we'll hear about how the Lord has continued to help Jin to see her identity since Incarnate and how she has continued to create during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Earlier this week, we heard the beginning of Jin's story as she began to understand that God had created her as an artist for a reason. Read below to find out how the Lord led her to Incarnate and how she grew while she was there. 

Photo by Joelle Erwin

Wenjin Wang is an artist serving the Lord in Hong Kong. Recently, she had the opportunity to share the story of how the Lord called her to be an artist on mission. In a beautiful series of events, Jin learned not only how the Lord had asked her to serve Him but also who He had created her to be. Read below to find out more about Jin's story!

Friday, 26 February 2021 18:57

Who is an Artist?

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Within Inspiro, we talk a lot about artists. On the ‘Who We Are’ page of our website, we state, ‘We cultivate and empower artists globally to spark beautiful worship and witness among the least reached.’ We are a ministry comprised of artists that ministers to and through artists who seek to fulfill the Great Commission as artists. However, we realize that the term ‘artist’ can mean different things depending on your cultural context. We never want anyone interested in serving with us to be hindered by a misunderstanding of this term. In an effort to all be on the same page, here are some reflections on what it means to be an artist.

This week, we took some time to talk with Hensie van der Merwe in the Ukraine about her work with the immersive drama camp, Camp NEON. Read below about the beautiful and transformative work God is doing among teenagers with a history of trauma through the art of theatre! 

Tuesday, 19 January 2021 19:55

Artist Mentor: An Interview with Geinene Carson

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Inspiro Arts Alliance offers artists the opportunity to be mentored by a high caliber artist in their discipline. One such Artist Mentor is Geinene Carson, who has also served as an Artist in Residence at the Incarnate training program. Read below to learn more about Geinene's story!