Call for Submissions: Art in the Church Workshop

Calling all Transpositions readers! We want to hear from you.

At the beginning of June, Transpositions is hosting an online workshop on “Art in the Church.” Although we will invite some writers in particular, we would also like to extend an invitation to all of our readers to contribute to this symposium.

We are looking for examples of interesting, exciting and effective ways that art has been used in church. Did a particular piece of music work really well during your Easter service? Were you part of a drama that told the Christmas story in a new and unique way? Did your church recently install an exceptional piece of visual art? Is your church doing something with art that is so different that you aren’t even sure how to categorize it? Whatever it is, we would like to hear about.

We are hosting this workshop for two reasons. First, we want to bring together in one place various examples of how art is being used in church. Second, we hope to encourage the sharing of ideas so that we can learn from one another. It is our desire that this workshop will encourage clergy and lay Christians to try out new ways of using art in church.

For those interested in contributing to this workshop, we are looking for posts that include three elements:

  1. A brief description of a work of art (music, painting, drama, etc.) used in church. Ideally, you will have seen or experienced this in your local church.
  2. An explanation of why you think this particular work of art was interesting and effective.
  3. A brief guide that could help other readers do something similar in their church.

Posts need to be around 800 words and include pictures wherever appropriate.  The deadline for submission is May 15th. If you are interested in contributing, please email transpositionstheblog “at” gmail.com. Because we are unsure what response we will receive to this call for submissions, we are unable to guarantee that all submissions will be included in the workshop.

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