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Add Bible Scripture to your artwork. That is the main message of Worldwide Evangelism Christian Artist Network (WeCAN). They admonish every Christian visual artist worldwide to donate art to various organization, charities and entities ( such as orphanages, hospitals and care homes). By adding Bible Scripture to each peice of art donated, it becomes a tool for evangelism to encourage, enlighten and inspire those receiving it.

  

Basically, you can add Bible Scripture to your canvas, the frames around the images, the base of sculpture or include it mixed media peices. Visit the website to see how God has already used  the talents of visual artists to make impact in the lives of children using scripture in artwork. This is a great way begin or develop an art ministry. Its a wonderful idea for you to do on your own or with a group of your fellow artists.

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Art Therapy plays an important role in the treatment, development and enrichment of patients and is a great way to use your talents to minster to others.

Corn Woman by Brenda Elliott, Art Therapist, for Art Therapy Journal

If you would like to become an art therapist check out The American Art Therapy Association for some useful information. 

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“Send letter, greeting cards, artwork or any message of positive support” is the request of Letters From Home on behalf of US troops worldwide. Letters From Home is a non-profit coporation dedicated to supporting troops stationed away from home. The rapidly growing group is run by dedicated volunteers.

           

Basically, if you’re an artist or part of a visual art group interested in participating, simply create some wonderful, positive atwork and send it to them for distribution overseas. Upcoming campaigns are listed on their website. This is a great way to use your creativity to inspire others.

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OM Artslink, is a missions trip organization specifically designed for visual artists. It is part of a larger global effort known as Operation Mobilization. OM Artslink gives visual artists and art ministry groups the opportunity to travel globally of short term missions trips to evangelize people in nations around the world. “OM Artslink has a passion to see visual artists get involved in the great commission”

Basically, if you or your visual arts group would like to impact the world for Christ through your talents, creativity and love for others, this is a great opportunity for you. They plan several trips each year. Contact them through their website, and sign up with the Yahoo group for periodic announcements.

There is also a wonderful opportunity for artists to provide art trading cards to be distibuted to others overseas. This is a great ministry and a wonderful tool to share the gospel using your talents!

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Artists for Amnesty is a division of Amnesty International. Artist for Amnesty is “a group of committed artists (including visual artists) who take action to stop human rights abuses worldwide. Together with Amnesty International they play the roles of artist-activist providing invaluable inspiration to others and help to deliver a global message.

Cartoon by artist Raeside for Amnesty International Canada 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you or your visual arts ministry team would like to participate in this heroic global effort, visit their website above for more informtion.

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An online exhibition and sale of visual art to benefit autism awareness and research is the goal of Art Now. The project, started by Claudine Intner, an artist and mother, submits 100% of the proceeds raised to the charity Autism Speaks.

  Picture Novel by Mimi Shapiro        

Basically all family friendly art is welcome in a variety of categories including – collage, painting, drawing, photography and book art.

And if you’re really creative they are also looking for artistic interpretations using their puzzle peice symbol in the form of a wearable pin.  This is a great idea for a group minstry.

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Creating Hope

Hope Kits are convinient, portable, art supply kits given free of charge to cancer patients during treatment and healing.  The kits contain all the materials needed to give patients the opportunity to start the creative process, including self-teaching guides. They include watercolor paints, brush, palettes, pencils, pad and tote. This is a great way for your visual arts ministry to reach out to others.

 Painting by Jeanette Shamblen       

Basically, if you would like to help, you can either submit the name of someone who needs a kit, purchase a kit for a special person or donate to thier charity to have kits mailed to others.

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