Arts Fellowship

Arts Fellowship Orlando

Explore the intersection of art and faith.

Join a community of Christ-centered mentors and fellow artists.

Join us on June 16 at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Arts Fellowship Orlando Showcase.

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in Community with Mentors and Artists

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in Your Theology and Spirituality

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God’s Glory Through Your Work

Many artists want to explore where their art and faith intersect, and do so in community, but they struggle to find such spaces to do that where they feel safe. Arts Fellowship Orlando exists to celebrate, engage, and grow Christ-centered artists to develop their role in God’s greater story of redemption and restoration.

We believe every artist should have the opportunity to grow creatively and spiritually in a Christ-centered community.

Arts Fellowship Orlando is a unique opportunity for mature Christian creatives in the greater Orlando area to take a six-month exploration into intersection of art and faith. During the program, you will grow in community with artists of various disciplines, and gain clarity on your role as an artist in God’s kingdom. In addition, you will be given the resources to cultivate original works with multiple opportunities to present them. You will create in a supportive community while enriching your theology of work and formation in the Lord.

A Program Designed with the Christian Artist In Mind

The 2022 Fellowship occurs January through June 2022.

In an effort to assist each fellow in the creation of original works during the program, $5,000 will be provided to each participant over the course of the fellowship.

In addition, fellows will have access to:

  • Theological training designed with the artist in mind.
  • Weekly 1:1 discipleship appointments.
  • 1:1 personal spiritual direction.
  • Opportunity to work with a renowned mentor in your field.
  • Opportunities to be featured in multiple showcases and programs.
  • Various opportunities to network, collaborate, and grow in camaraderie with other Christian artists.

If you have any questions regarding Arts Fellowship Orlando or if you are interested in supporting this ministry financially,
please email us at

Interested in being one of our arts fellows?
Applications for the 2023 cohort will open in September 2022. Check back then!

Interested in meeting up with other Christian creatives?
Contact us at to be invited to the next Artists Guild meet-up or just learn more about us.

Our Team


Lisa Brockman

Lisa is a writer, speaker, published author and elder with First Pres. She is a graduate of the Renovaré Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation. She has worked with Cru for 27 years, where she currently serves as a writer and spiritual director to creatives--helping them integrate their faith and art.

Matt Guilford

Matt has been in full time vocational ministry with Cru for past 25 years. He was the first staff member with Mako Fujimura in NYC where he helped launch the Int’l Arts movement. His focus is bringing the gospel to the domains of arts, media and entertainment. He’s led multiple arts in residency programs and has discipled more than 30 creatives across the country.
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Karen Thigpen

Karen spent several decades in the world of dance as a professional choreographer, performer and instructor. She has also held various executive leadership roles in both for-profit and non-profit sectors. Currently, she is pursuing her MA at Reformed Theological Seminary Orlando.

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