The Arts+ Europe Round Table comprises a group of visionary arts advocates and leaders who collaborate in order to catalyze forward progress in the arts landscape across Europe. Formed as an outcome of the 2009 European Arts Summit held at Schloss Mittersill, the European Round Table focuses on the spheres of the Church, Mission, Education, and the Marketplace, is informed by a Christian/Biblical worldview, and carried out for the glory of God. Church arts education, spiritual mentoring of artists, and cultural restoration are core mission values.
CURRENT ARTS+ ROUND TABLE INITIATIVES
The Arts+ Europe Round Table is currently engaged in developing two major initiatives:
1) National Round Tables
2) The European Arts Institute
National Round Tables
Based on the pan-European model, National Arts Round Tables are encouraged in recognition of the importance of arts leaders coming together for mutual awareness, encouragement, prayer, and potential collaboration. This relational group of arts visionary leaders is intentionally trans-denominational and open for trans-cultural connections. Embracing common core values, National Arts Round Tables are unified in their desire to see God glorified in the Church life, educational endeavors, the public square, and mission initiatives, in their own national context.
Art making: That proceeds from a life liberated through the Christian Narrative
Biblical & Christian worldview: That informs arts education and practice
Craftsmanship: Excellence in artistic expressions
Character: Emphasis on moral excellence, integrity, humility, and a servant attitude for artists
Reconciliation: Between the arts/artists and the church
Christian unity: Across national and denominational borders
Synergistic collaboration: Between Christian-based organizations/networking networks
Culture making and engagement: That is relevant and compassionate