Arts Release is involved in developing and facilitating art that releases people and opens up conversations about life and meaning. Such artwork can highlight social issues, bring emotional healing, or lead to profound spiritual questions.
As a new aspect of Arts Release, we are keen to recruit specialists in fine art! We want to run training for visual art in mission, to partner with projects art exhibition projects and to engage with people of various cultures through creative art projects. This includes displaced peoples such as refugees. This kind of activity can act as part of the healing process from traumatic experiences many of these people have experienced. Our art specialists are currently based in the Northern England and Northern France.
For a community of people who have yet to hear of the love of Jesus or who resist traditional approaches
For a group of asylum seekers or other displaced people
"Arts give a voice to the voiceless. In many places of this world the voice of Christians who want to speak God’s values into their societies have been muted or fall on deaf ears. The visual arts can be a powerful tool to bring this voice back into their communities. Jesus said, 'the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised to life, and the good news is being preached to the poor' (Matthew 11:5)."
Arts Release Visual Artist
Joan and Laura have recently led prophetic art workshops in Leeds, England and in Lisbon and Porto in Portugal. Participants have been released to offer their art as a gift to complete strangers and share their faith on the street, in cafés and in parks. Some are intensely moved. Some move towards Jesus. How cool is that?