Faith in Arts Institute: An Exploration of the Intersections of Art, Faith, and Spirit

Oct. 13-16, 2021

The Faith in Arts Institute and festival celebrates the role of creative arts in spiritual practice and religious life and explores how spirituality and religion can impact the arts.

The Faith in Arts Institute, a multi-day festival in the heart of Asheville, NC, celebrates the work of artists and creatives who draw on spiritual or religious practices as an influence in their work and explores ways that arts have played a role in spirituality and religion. Through workshops, lectures, performances, and exhibitions, the Faith in Arts Institute engages attendees in contemplative and reflective practices while providing a welcoming space intended to evoke open and honest dialogue. Together, performers and presenters will join institute participants in thoughtful discussions, powerful performances, and evocative film screenings. Select events will be open to the general public.

Participating in the Faith in Arts Institute

Participants will be able to attend the Faith in Arts Institute either in-person or online. In-person attendees are required to wear masks. Online participants will receive a secure code to attend the institute.

Register for the Institute

The Faith in Arts Institute is presented by UNC Asheville and Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center with support from the Center for Jewish Studies at UNC Asheville, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville, a grant for the humanities from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Henry Luce Foundation as part of their Theology Responsive Grant program, the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, Bob and Carol Deutsch, and the Asheville Jewish Community Center.