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

May 13-17, 2020

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, and the Henry Luce Foundation as part of their Theology Responsive Grant program.

Join us for four days of workshops, artist talks, readings, performances, exhibitions, contemplative practice and conversation.

  • World premiere of Waves and Particles, a new composition by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams, performed by the JACK Quartet
  • Opening of an exhibition on John Cage and Buddhism
  • Mandala and midrash-making workshops
  • Facilitation of interfaith dialogue through objects: a workshop on curating personal objects contributed by institute participants
  • Talks on religion and art in the 21st century and sacred art in secular places as well as secular art in sacred places
  • I hunger for you, directed and choreographed by Guggenheim recipient Kimberly Bartosik
  • Deep listening, beholding, phrase, and embodied contemplative practices

Early-bird registration for the Faith in Arts Institute at UNC Asheville is $450 through Jan. 15, 2020.

On-campus lodging is available in UNC Asheville’s newest apartment-style residential complex, The Woods, for an additional $350 for four nights.

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A limited number of full scholarships plus travel expenses up to $600 are available. For more information on these scholarships for the Faith in Arts Institute, write to