SPARC is an initiative of Christian Media & Arts Australia, and is specifically designed to FOSTER a community of Christians in the Creative Industries – M.A.D.E – Media, Arts, Design and Entertainment. If you'd like to become an associate member of CMAA, please click the button below to join.Purchase Associate Membership
FOR GLORY AND BEAUTY
Equip: To Orchestrate Innovation
Genius is found through the prolific. Thomas Edison the prolific inventor and a genius himself said: Genius is 1% inspiration 99% perspiration. Whilst this is not the whole story, the most effective way to influence culture through the sphere’s of: Media, Arts, Design and Entertainment, is to create culture (through developing more engaging cultural goods quantitively and qualitatively). There will always be a few individuals or organisations who rise up to have a leading cultural role, but in order to have a wide spread influence and transformation of culture, it will take a broad movement achieving influence in many areas a high tide of cultural engagement.
Encourage: Curate Excellence
Identifying, rewarding and celebrating the successes of our community, plays a crucial role in encouraging artistry and promoting professional excellence. It also serves to provide a healthy competitive spirit, to increase the benchmark of our cultural engagement. SPARC has developed Awards Programs and also offers Scholarships which are designed to encourage Christian; Screen Producers, Artists and Culture Makers.
For glory and for beauty
An underlying Philosophy of SPARC is found in Exodus 28:2-3 (NKJV) And you shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, FOR GLORY AND FOR BEAUTY. (3)So you shall speak to all who are GIFTED ARTISANS, whom I have filled with the SPIRIT OF WISDOM, that they may make Aaron’s garments, to consecrate him, that he may minister to Me as priest.
THE CANVAS DOESN'T TELL THE ARTIST WHAT TO PAINT; WE DON'T NEED TO CALL THE SHOTS, WE JUST RECEIVE THE COLORS.
Connect with other Christian Creative Professionals in your city. These gatherings are spiritually nourishing and a key way to connect with our SPARC Community and build connections and relationships with those in your city.
SPARC Local Gatherings are always full of inspiring and memorable moments, as we connect with other Christian Creative Professionals, Practitioners and Artists in each city.
These nights are held at a local venue to share a meal together and be inspired and encouraged by what’s happening in your city. Gatherings are happening around Australia in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.
THE FUTURE IS A PLACE FOR CREATIVES TO ARTICULATE WHAT THE WORLD SHOULD LOOK LIKE.
MAKOTO FUJIMURA, SPARC 2013
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