We saw amazing growth at Incarnate 2022 toward empowering artists in long-term, deep engagement in communities. We'll be publishing those stories throughout this year. We're currently working to see satellite Incarnates born so artists can have access and be supported in their own cultures and communities. For this reason, no date is yet set for the next Incarnate.
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4 Month Course over 2 Locations
Incarnate is an artist’s journey of discipleship, theology and cross-cultural ministry.
- Grow in your skill as an artist or curator and understand the significance of your artistry in God’s eyes
- Learn the theology of creativity and arts in the kingdom of God
- Develop an approach for engaging the world through your creativity—particularly as a cross-cultural servant to the least-reached and marginalized
- Work alongside experienced cross-cultural artists practicing ministry in a variety of contexts
- Explore new ways to express, challenge and encourage yourself and others through art
Two-month residency of coursework, studio time and community life.
Two-month placement collaborating with local artists alongside an OM team.
The following tracks are currently offered for artists and genres from any culture.
If you are not sure which track is right for you, please contact us. We are happy to give guidance.
Curator: producer, facilitator, researcher, community organizer ...
Dance: performance, choreography, modern, cultural ...
Theatre: director, playwright, designer, actor ...
Visual Arts: paint, sculpture, mixed media ...
Music: performance, composition, songwriting, arranging ...
At Incarnate, you can expect to experience:
It can be inspiring to talk about community. It is quite another thing to live it! But there is no substitute for community when it comes to pursuing personal growth and living out God's love. So, we intentionally pursue healthy living in a Christ-centred community every single day for four months.
Through healthy rhythms of work and play, you will discover biblical principles and interpersonal skills for healthy relationship in community. We actively encourage each artist in the community to speak into one another’s lives and receive from one another. This, too, is a learned skill, best practiced in safe community. Our goal is to provide just that: a safe environment in which to practice Living Together Beautifully, so you can bring those skills to any community to which God sends you.
Eight weeks residency
Eight weeks placement in various locations
Plan for tuition, flights, and visas.
For updated tuition cost, contact us.
Some countries require earlier deadlines, so don’t wait to apply!
You will be living in community with the artists and trainers. You will share a room with one or two other people. For placement, you will be hosted by an OM team in a different country where you will be living in community with both Incarnate and OM team members in an OM facility. Food: All meals are included and will include a variety of international foods. Please advise of any dietary restrictions and allergies.
With advice from the OM office in your country, you will arrange for your own flights to both the residential and placement portions of Incarnate. Once accepted we will finalise pick up arrangements with you from the nearby airport or train station.
Participants should be in good health and advise us of any ongoing medical conditions or treatment. Short-term international medical insurance is recommended.
Skilled in your art form. Incarnate does not focus on teaching technique. Whether formally or informally trained, you will need a level of skill in your work that gives you the freedom to explore new ideas and processes.
Serious about personal growth in your relationship with God. Accountability, spiritual disciplines, and a heart open to challenges and growth are required.
Have a passion for global missions through the arts and a desire to honor other cultures. Readiness to grow in your approach to ministry and learn how to prioritize your strategy based on local community needs.
Love learning and enjoy working with other people. Artistic collaboration with artists from a variety of backgrounds and cultures is a feature of Incarnate. This requires humility and a willingness to learn from others as well as a respect for local leadership.
Flexible and willing to be creative in a new environment. Adaptability is a must as you create in new ways, adapt to changing environments, and collaborate with different people.
Intermediate level of English. The assignments, community life, and outreaches will require you to speak English in a multicultural environment. However, we want to be as flexible as possible. We can help you assess your level during the application process.
As part of the application process, you will be asked to submit a portfolio/audition, which will then be assessed by a jury in your artistic discipline. We seek artists who are proficient and dedicated to their craft. We also desire artists who want to explore how their art intersects with their Christian faith and how their artistic gifts can bring joy and hope to others. More information will be provided upon application.
We hope to see you at Incarnate! If you have any further questions, please CONTACT US.
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