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"‘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"
Welcome to FATA!  Here you can see what was on offer this year and get an idea of what you can look forward to at FATA24.
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After 2 years online we can finally welcome you back to POATINA for everyone's favourite SUMMER CAMP for creatives!  

So come to Tassie and get creative as we hone skills and learn together.


Yes, we're returning to our residential mode here in beautiful Poatina and hope you'll be returning to this thriving hive of inspired creativity for FATA23. Together we'll be celebrating life with the Great Creator as we give time and space to our faith-art journey.

Suitable for any adult or mature teenager.


  • Connect with other faith-filled creatives

  • Get inspired and encouraged on your creative journey

  • Kick-start the year creatively in community


A typical day involves:

  • Morning and Afternoon Electives

  • Evening Gatherings

  • Late Owl Artist Talks and Prayer Room

Our Showcase is a wonderful opportunity to share what we’ve been learning and working on.


Evening Gatherings are the engine room of the FATA journey.  We'll worship creatively together, get inspired and challenged together, and learn through listening, doing and discussing. 

Find time and space to reflect, breathe and be (or bee...!).  Connect as a community and be together with God.  Think, talk and pray about how our faith can infuse our art, and how our art can enliven our faith.

Our team will curate and facilitate these times to draw our focus to our theme and scripture, to fuel our FATA journey for the week.
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Keynote Speaker

Dancer, academic and Christian Arts leader 

Lucinda Coleman is joining us in Poatina this year - all the way from her home in Perth, WA.  


Lucinda was the founding Dance Maker of the Australian performing arts collective, Remnant Dance, 2010-2020, and has produced, directed, and choreographed diverse productions throughout Australia and internationally in the arts, education, church and community contexts. 

She loves researching and is spending some of her time in 2022 co-writing in Italy.  Her research interests include social justice arts engagement through dance, collaboration, site-specific performance-making, and cross-cultural performance work.

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Morning Electives
Afternoon Electives

AM Electives

Choose one AM and one PM four-day elective stream.  
Options include Retreat Mode and our suite of afternoon Mix It Up workshops.



PM Electives

Mix it Ups AM + PM