#### OM Arts Training, Incarnate 2014 - Visual Artists (Artslink)

To graduate artists passionate and prepared to employ their gift for long term ministry, especially in Europe.

OM Arts International Training : Incarnate is for dancers, musicians, visual artists and dramatic artists – you will learn and practice an incarnational approach to ministering through the arts.

To incarnate is to make the invisible visible. We love to make the saving mystery of Christ accessible to people through our lives, our creating and speech.

Singles welcome
Married couples welcome
Sorry, no families
Sorry, no groups
Dates
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Tue 11 Feb 2014 to Sat 3 May 2014
Apply by
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Application closed
Cost
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6046.00 USD
Ages
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21 - 65
Ministry details
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Structured around 3 courses: “God’s Story,” “Your Story” and “10,000 Stories”, the program leads artists in personal transformation, helping them to develop an approach for art ministry that glorifies God and is cross-culturally effective.

Learning happens through lecture, group discussion, reading, creative assignments, field trips and other practical activities.

Artists are led to authentic engagement with the people of the local community, church and arts scene. The people of these communities become the inspiration for creative response and collaboration throughout the program, culminating in a final exhibition and event.

Much studio time is given for students to develop their craft. Mentors for each art form will help the students apply their learning to their creative work.

Teaching, coaching and discipleship are led by OM Arts staff and by visiting art practitioners and missionaries.

For more information visit: www.arts.om.org/school

Participant profile
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Visual Artists – you are dedicated to your craft and have a fairly high level of proficiency.
You are willing to collaborate with other visual artists and artists of different disciplines.

You are ready to explore long-term ministry through your medium, particularly in Europe. You are a team player, ready to learn, ready to be transparent and care profoundly for people you don’t yet know.

Accommodation
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Accommodation will be ‘hotel style’ at the Forterocca centre in the Pellice valley of the Italian Alps. Expect to share a room and washroom with one or two other people. Bedding and linens provided

Food
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Food will be provided at the Forterocca centre. We need to know in advance of any special dietary needs (vegetarian, food allergies, and so on)

Travel
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Arrive in Torino Caselle Airport (TRN). An OM vehicle will pick you up there. If you land in Milano Malpensa (MXP) you will need to travel by bus to Torino (The bus stop is just outside the arrival gate and tickets are avilable inside the airport). The Bus timetable is available at www.sadem.it and the cost of the bus trip is 20 Euro. An OM vehicle will pick you up at the bus station.

Health
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You should be in good health and able to walk in mountainous terrain without difficulty. You are responsible to obtain appropriate emergency health and medical insurance.

Visa
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To determine if you will need a visa to enter Italy, please visit the following website (choose "Tourism" as your "Reason for visit") - http://www.esteri.it/visti/home_eng.asp
For additional visa information, please contact your local OM office.NB: if you are not from within the EU, you will likely be issued a 90-day tourist visa, good for any Shengen State. As an 80-day program, you will have to be careful to limit any European visit, before or after the program.

Notes
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Space is limited for between 4 and 8 visual artists.

As part of the application process, you will be asked to submit a portfolio of your work and a brief artist statement that explains your inspiration and approach to your work. Your portfolio and statement will be juried by a group of international artists.

Apply before August 1st and save 200 euros. The Application fee will increase by 200 Euros as of August 1st, 2013. Get your applications in Early.

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