“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.
Tuesday, 05 December 2023 16:39

Hope: Jesus Doesn't Disappoint

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This week, we are starting a series of Advent reflections beginning with the first week's theme of Hope. Follow along with us as we prepare our hearts for Christmas. 

Recently, a couple of our staff members traveled to the Philippines to teach Vibrant Communities Through the Arts to local tribal leaders. Read below about how the Lord worked in this short term project! 

Monday, 27 November 2023 21:40

GCAMM 2023: A Personal Testimony

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Last week, we shared the experiences several staff members had at the Global Consultation on Arts and Music in Missions (GCAMM). The following article was written by Artist Mentor Frank Fortunato, and it highlights his experience as part of the leadership for GCAMM. 

Every few years, those with a passion for arts in missions gather at GCAMM (Global Consultation on Arts and Music in Missions). Attendees are encouraged through plenary and breakout sessions and the joy of being together with other like-minded followers of Jesus. This year, GCAMM was held in July and focused on the theme of “Discipling Faithful Worshipers Through the Arts.” Several of our staff and Alliance members were able to attend, and we caught up with them to hear what they learned and experienced.

Tuesday, 14 November 2023 16:35

Love Slettheia: Short Term Project in Norway

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This year, OM in Norway invited Inspiro to be involved in their Love Slettheia Camp. Slettheia is a diverse community in Kristiansand with a high immigrant population, located just a few kilometers from the OM office.

Our brains are incredibly intricate organs. From controlling our physical bodies to interpreting non-physical stimuli, the inner workings of the brain remind us that we are, indeed, fearfully and wonderfully made by God (Psalm 139:14). Artist Geinene Carson has been putting colour and visuals to this truth with her artwork for the past several years, researching and painting neurons. Last month, an exhibition of her work opened at Gallery 1740 in Atlanta*. The exhibition is titled The Colour of Thought and is a body of artwork meant to provide visual encouragement and gentle accountability towards the growing discussion of mental and emotional well-being.

Wednesday, 04 October 2023 21:28

Eighteen New Worship Songs in Central Asia

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Eighteen newly composed Christian songs were created in June in a songwriting event in Central Asia. An Inspiro team worked alongside an American couple who have served in the area for 16 years. A recording studio housed in the offices of Operation Mobilization was built by the team’s host, and in it, he has produced many biblical and musical recordings.

Tuesday, 26 September 2023 20:59

Recording New Songs in Uganda

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In late August of last year, Stephanie, on staff with Inspiro, traveled to Uganda to help record the songs of a local artist. Read more about the project below! 

Thursday, 31 August 2023 20:32

Encouraging Artists to Reach Out to Others

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Inspiro Arts Alliance was invited to teach an artist track at a missions conference in the Faroe Islands in May. The artist track focused on equipping and mobilising artists to use their gifts as part of God’s Kingdom. Read more about this time of creating as artists learned to view their art as a way to point people to God...