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Useful links


Useful links

Exhibition listings

Selected exhibitions in churches and galleries.

Image: Victoria Burgher, Crown, 2019

Galleries in church spaces

Shieldfield Art Works (SAW) - Newcastle upon Tyne

York St Mary's - York

Fabrica - Brighton

Studio Voltaire - South London

The Belfry - East London

ArtSpace - Westbourne Grove Church - West London

The Crypt - North London

Copperfield - South London

Zabludowicz Collection - North London

Swiss Church in London - Central London

Oude Kerk - Amsterdam

Art in religious contexts

Gardner and Gardner - Glasgow based artists working with church communities

The Methodist Art Collection - A touring collection of Modern Art held by the Methodist Church

Stations 2017 - Perfomance and installation in St Stephen's Walbrook & St Paul's Cathedral

Forma - Creative producers sometimes working in sacred spaces

Situations UK - Bristol-based arts producers sometimes working in sacred spaces

Guidelines for commissioning new art

Arts Admin - Enabling artists to create without boundaries for local and international audiences

Artists' newsletter - Paying artists for exhibitions campaign

Arts Council - Advice and guidance

Artserve - Resources for churches

The Church of England's guidelines - For commissioning new works of art in churches

Crafts Council - Directory of makers

The Lettering and Commemorative Arts Trust - For commissioning memorials

Being a Creative Open Presence - review of conference encouraging artists and churches to work together

Faith-based arts networks & creative communities

Morphe Arts - A UK-based network of artists exploring how the Christian faith interacts with art

Sputnik - Inspiration, community & funding for faith-driven creatives.

Wayfarer Trust - A Christian charity supporting people working in arts and media

Bezalel - An artists' collective building community and aspiring for excellence

We are Chapel - Creative story-tellers documenting faith-based creative output

Husk Coffee and Creative Space - Coffee house with arts community and exhibition spaces

Art Way - A European-wide resource with listings, meditations, articles, and information

Arts Centre Group - Gathering Christians who are working professionally in the arts

Christian Arts - An ecumenical gathering of Christians in the arts

Creatives Network - A network of creative people gathered by the Diocese of London

Arts courses, events & opportunities

Drawing closer to God - theology, art, worship with Wesley House College

Chaiya Art Awards - The UK’s newest theme-based biennial art award

The Florence Trust - A dynamic mentoring programme and studio residency in London

The Prince's School of Traditional Arts - Academic and short-term courses including Icon Painting


Visual Scripture - Visual accompaniment to Scripture through the History of Art

The Bible and The Arts - The Bible illuminated by artworks and analysis

Cultivate - 'An interactive book to inspire your time with God' by the Cageless Birds


Art & Theology - Revitalizing the Christian imagination through the arts by Victoria Emily Jones

An Irresistible Mix - Musings on Christianity and the Arts

Commission4mission - Encouraging the commissioning of contemporary Christian Art in churches

Sheona Beaumont - Theology and the arts scholar explores photography and the Bible

Transpositions - The Institute of Theology, Imagination and the Arts' official blog


ARTS (US) - Academic journal exploring theology, spirituality, and the arts

Church & Heritage Building - Showcasing radical projects, linking innovators, preserving heritage

Faith and Form journal (US) - An interfaith journal on religion, art and architecture

Image journal (US) - Contemporary art & literature engaging religious traditions of Western culture

Material Religion journal - The Journal of Objects, Art and Belief

Education and academic research

ASK – The Centre for Arts and the Sacred at King's College London

St Mellitus - Theological College offering modules in Theology and the Arts

Sarum College - Theological College with Centre for Theology, Imagination & Culture

All Nations Christian College - Christian College offering arts-based modules

CIVA - Christians in the Visual Arts (US) - aiding exploration of relationships between art & faith

Chrysalis Seed Trust (NZ) - Equipping and reconciling art & faith communities

ECVA - The Episcopal Church and the Visual Arts (US) - engaging the visual arts in the church

ITIA - Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts at the University of St Andrew's

IFRAA - Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture (US)

Church conservation

Churches Conservation Trust - The national charity protecting churches at risk

Church of England, Churchcare - Information & support for everyone managing a church building

Ecclesiastical Architects' & Surveyors Association - Knowledge & care of church architecture

Friends of Friendless Churches - Rescue, repair & campaign for churches in England & Wales

National Churches Trust - Independent charity supporting UK church buildings of value


Banner image: Sara Mark, Fair Linen, 2015 at All Saints West Dulwich