Faith and the Arts 7th-12th January 2024 in Poatina
"‘Take a step or change direction’ is going on my studio wall. Onwards with intention and grace."
"Fun, creative, refreshing… trying things previously avoided"
"Profound. It is always a blessing and a time to reset."
"Almost overwhelming but invigorating. My essential start to the year!"
"Simply a blessing. All facets were worthwhile and good for the soul"
"Restorative and empowering"
Creative people from around Australia will gather in POATINA this January for our annual FAITH AND THE ARTS Summer School.
Come and ALIGHT in this beautiful place, with beautiful people, and a beautiful opportunity to build skills, understanding and encouragement together.
Yes, Poatina is the place to come together and celebrate life with the Great Creator as we focus on our faith-art journey both individually and in community.
Suitable for any adult or mature teenager, we will
connect with other faith-filled creatives
get creatively inspired and encouraged
kick-start a year of faith and creativity
Experience Electives, Evening Gatherings, Artist Talks and Prayer. Share creative progress in our Showcase.
We will spend time all together each evening exploring our theme and the intersection of our art and faith. Together we'll explore creative approaches to worship and learning.
Have space to reflect. Take a moment to breathe and listen. Come in to land and be centred. Discuss new ideas and concepts. Come with an expectation that God will draw us in and journey with us.
Curated thoughtfully by our amazing team, these times will centre on scripture and feed into the electives and other activities of our creative week.
Lucinda Coleman returns this year - all the way from Perth WA where she has her creative, academic and family home. Lucinda and our Gatherings Team facilitated some pretty lovely sessions at FATA23. Thought-provoking, anchored in scripture and open to God's leading... we were all inspired and challenged. She urged us to 'take a step or change direction'.
Lucinda is a founder and leader of arts collectives and initiatives both nationally and internationally. She has pioneered amazing dance productions and mentored artists. Lucinda loves researching social justice arts engagement through dance, collaboration, site-specific performance-making, and cross-cultural performance work.