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What is arts entrepreneurship? And why do artists in the church need it?

The field of arts entrepreneurship is exploding right now, as a response to changes in technology and the arts economy in the last twenty years, and particularly in the last five years. We now live in a “do it yourself” world, where artists have many more tools at their disposal with which to advance their careers. At the same time, the traditional economic models for arts careers are drying up and changing. Chicken or egg? It’s hard to say. But the fact is that artists now have to take matters into their own hands if they want their creative work to get seen/heard/experienced, whether or not they’re seeking to earn a full-time living at it.

As artists of faith, we have access to supernatural power for our lives. Yet, at the same time, we live within “the law of gravity.” In nearly 20 years of working with artists in the church, I have yet to see anyone entirely levitate over the challenges and processes that are ingrained in way the arts work “in the world.” And, if our godly calling is to serve and renew those systems, it can only happen if we’re present within those systems.

So, two of the issues we’ll be looking at in the workshop, ““The Path Between: Entrepreneurship for Artists of the Church,” are:

  • The arts economy today, and how artists are responding to it
  • The artist of faith, and how we can serve the world
  • The meaning of entrepreneurship, and how we can embrace it to advance our creative work

 

I’m looking forward to sharing this information, and this time, with you!

Luann Jennings – Workshop Facilitator, Church & Art Network

 

Atlanta Arts Network is proud to offer an Artist Workshop on March 15-16.

Workshop Signup and more info can be found here!

[More topic previews to come, watch this space…]

 

Atlanta Arts Network Presents: Art Talk and Workshop March 15-16

Atlanta Arts Network WorkshopArt Talk featuring Luann Jennings and Art from St. Paul’s Creatives

God is an arts patron – are you? The word “patron” comes from the Latin word for “father.” God is the Father of the arts and all cultural activities, and he works through them to reveal his nature and love his children. Want to learn how you can join God in his creative and redemptive work in the arts?

Join Atlanta Arts Network and St. Paul’s Creatives Group at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church on Friday evening, March 15, at 7:00pm for a special presentation from our artists and from the director of Church and Art Network, Luann Jennings. Luann is an Atlanta native who was working in the theater community here when she was led to faith in Christ, and later called to minister in the arts at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in NYC. For more info contact Buddy Eades budeades@mac.com.

Artist Workshop: The Path Between: Entrepreneurship for Artists of the Church

“Arts career.” Is this an oxymoron? Working artists already know that our vocation (calling) doesn’t arrive with a guaranteed salary. Where does the creative calling fit into the spiritual, communal, and financial life of the Christian? How do we balance pursuing godly character with pursuing professional advancement? What are the right steps to take next?

Atlanta Arts Network is hosting a one-day workshop, “The Path Between: Entrepreneurship for Artists of the Church”, to consider these questions and more. Saturday, March 16, from 10am-3pm at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church 163 Ponce De Leon Avenue Atlanta GA 30308. The cost is $25 including lunch.

Our guest facilitator will be Luann Jennings, director of Church and Art Network, and frequent writer/speaker on arts leadership and entrepreneurship.

RSVP required by March 12. Let us know you are interested and coming via our contact page.
Online Registration is coming soon. We will email you when we put it online.