OM offers various opportunities throughout the year to join the OM arts teams around the world for various outreaches. Focusing on the least reached, our network of artists create space for people to be moved by God's beauty.

Upcoming Opportunities

Heart Sounds International Seminar: How to set up an A/V Recording Studio

Our primary objectives for this seminar are to talk through everything necessary for establishing an audio-visual recording studio in rural Tanzania as well as help participants draft a realistic plan for doing so. This project is an initial and essential step for this community to establish a recording studio. Establishing a recording studio in this community will promote the messages of the music produced further and deeper and may encourage church music groups to improve their skills. 

In addition to interacting with our hosts, and the usual daily activities, team members will be leading sessions and/or supporting each other in necessary ways. This includes prayer as well as everything applicable to a team member’s specific role. All sessions will be translated into Swahili and/or another local language.

 Dates Friday, 05 – Saturday, 13 July 2019
 Apply by Friday, 05 April 2019
 Cost £205
 Ages 18+
 Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomesorry, no familiessorry, no groups

Participant Profile - This project needs an engineer with technical experience setting up studios in rural Africa. Someone who can help participants think through mission and vision as well as business and fundraising strategies for this studio will also be helpful. Learners with an interest in A/V production, if they have someone to learn from, as well as intercessors are also welcome.

Accommodation - Participants will stay in a guesthouse close to the seminar venue. Rooms will likely be equipped with basic necessities, including a mosquito net. Please advise project coordinator if you prefer single or double rooms, self-contained or shared. 

Food - Please advise project coordinator of any dietary restrictions. Also, please note that choice may be limited. 

Travel - Please confirm travel arrangements with the project organiser before booking any flights. Participants should expect to arrive in Kayanga, Tanzania on 6th July 2019, and depart Kayanga, Tanzania no earlier than 13th July, 2019.

Health - Good overall health is required for this project. Please visit a local Travel Clinic for up to date information about vaccinations and recommended medications for travel into northwestern Tanzania. 

Visa - You will need to apply for a visa. 

Notes - Applicants must be 18 or over.  Price excludes flights, insurance & any possible vaccinations and is subject to change according to the exchange rate. As part of our Safeguarding policy, you may require a valid enhanced DBS certificate, which may cost an additional £20. 

Turkey Arts Summer Outreach

This is an opportunity to share Good news and love of God through making visual artworks. To connect local artists with a community of Jesus’ Followers. God planted art and creativity in our hearts to show the world who He is. Let’s bless local communities with visual artworks we make together. Participants must be willing to work and travel in less than ideal conditions. Participants are welcome to bring own materials yet use of local sources is encouraged. (Note - conventional materials such as acrylic/oil paints and brushes etc can be expensive.)

 Dates Saturday, 13 – Saturday, 27 July 2019
 Apply by Friday, 17 May 2019
 Cost £550
 Ages 18+
 Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomesorry, no familiessorry, no groups

There is also the option of joining OM's Transform conference before this outreach. Please click here for more details. 

Participant Profile - Visual Artists and Craftspeople of all media welcome. Flexibility and servant hearts to bless local communities through making visual artworks during our time together. Also needed : Administrator/Treasurer/General Support and a Photojournalist.

Accommodation - Will be in simple hotels, hostels & guest houses.

Food - All meals are included, and Turkish food is famous! If you have any specific dietary needs, please let us know in advance. 

Travel - You need to book and pay for your own travel to and from Istanbul. Please plan to arrive on a flight that gets into Istanbul no later than 3 pm on July 13, and leaves after 10 am on July 27.  
Sabiha Gökcen airport is more convenient than Atatürk airport.  

Health - Participants should be in good health, ready to walk a great deal. It will be hot. Any special needs (allergies, medical conditions...) must be communicated as early as possible so that organisers can prepare well. Each participant should arrange personal medical insurance to cover the period of the outreach. 

Visa - You will need to apply for an e-visa. 

Notes - Applicants must be 18 or over.  Price excludes flights, insurance & any possible vaccinations and is subject to change according to the exchange rate. As part of our Safeguarding policy, you may require a valid enhanced DBS certificate, which may cost an additional £20. Our local staff are aware and constantly reviewing the security situation. They choose places to go to wisely. The government places high priority on the safety of tourists. They have enhanced security measures and continue to take measures to ensure that no harm comes to anyone visiting their country. 

STEP OUT - Arts in Tawian

STEP OUT is a short term programme that provides practical mission training and experience hands-on mission in Asia.

A: Asia mission trips B: bilingual mission conference C: cross culture experience D: discipleship training

Ministry Details

Sat, 27 July: Arrive at Taiwan for conference. All participants will have dinner together before the first programme starts.

28 -30 July : Conference which includes main sessions, interaction sessions, team building, different practical workshops, evangelism tools, cross-cultural awareness, prayer night, communion and a 'Sending Off' service. 

On the 31st July the participants who apply for Arts in Taiwan outreach will depart to their outreach location.

 Dates Saturday, 27 July – Monday, 12 August 2019
 Cost £705 (conference & outreach)
 Ages 18+

This team will use art to share the good news. In Tong Lou the team will be creating and facilitating a community arts project in the creation of a large mural.  Local people will also be involved with the mural and you will have the opportunity to build friendships and enjoy local hospitality.  We will also do an arts programme for a children’s camp which will connect to the mural.  You can expect to learn about the local Hakka culture, arts and have time to explore and create. 

Participant Profile - We are looking for people who love Jesus and have a desire to share the gospel. No previous experience is necessary as this could be your starting point! Additionally, if you have a heart for Asia but are not sure where to start, this programme is definitely designed for you. Another distinctive feature for STEP OUT is the BILINGUAL conference (English and Chinese)! You should also be flexible as outreach schedules may change due to circumstances in the countries.

You can read more details about STEP OUT Arts in Taiwan option and apply here.

 

Heart Sounds International Brittany: Lights in the Darkness

We will be partnering with OM HSI (Heart Sounds International) for this outreach to the Breton people in Brittany. You will use the musical gifts God has given you to create culturally relevant worship music to speak to the hearts of thousands of festival goers. If you’re not musical, there is still a place for you! We need team members who are ready to engage with the crowd on different levels, encouraging listeners to go a step further in their thinking about God.

Brittany is one of the regions of France with the fewest churches per capita, and the county we will be working in is no exception: around one church for every 60,000 people! Druidic and Roman Catholic tradition still have a stronghold, and postmodernist values are held in high esteem. Our goal is to reach the population and speak to their hearts in a way they will understand, using culturally relevant music as a key to unlock Biblical truths and reveal the message of hope that we have in Jesus Christ!

 Dates Sunday, 28 July – Sunday, 11 August 2019
 Apply by Friday, 31 May 2019
 Cost £265
 Ages 18+
 Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomesorry, no familiessorry, no groups

Ministry Details - You will be part of an international team comprising musicians and non-musicians. We have two goals: to integrate an international Celtic music festival and shine as lights in a spiritually dark environment; to perform a series of private concerts hosted by churches and Christian families wishing to invite friends and contacts. There will be times when everyone in the team is together, and times when sub-teams operate separately. The first part of the outreach will be dedicated to training, preparation, cultural orientation and Bible teaching. There may be outreach during this period for the non-musicians. 

The second week will be more on-the-ground action, with festival outreach, private and public concerts. There will be workshops to train you in the methods to be used during the week and to share the message of Jesus. During the outreach we will meet for daily prayer, worship, and devotional times. We are still working to fix the final programme! There will also be at least one day of rest.

Participant Profile - Humble, Christ-centred worshippers, including musicians and non-musicians. See participants profile Philippians 2:5-8. Are ready to serve your Creator in whatever way He requires of you? We are looking for participants with a servant-heart, ready to be taught by and used by God during this project. You need to be prepared to work as a part of a team. Your team will likely be multi-cultural, so you should be ready to adapt, and accept differences in others. Although not obligatory, knowledge of French would be an advantage, to help communication with the local church and contacts that we meet.Musicians must submit examples of their ability via a secondary online application. During certain sessions/concerts we may provide some child-friendly options, so experience working with kids for non-musicians would be an advantage.

Accommodation - During the outreach you may be housed either at a local church, or in church members’ homes. You may even be camping! (Instruments will be securely stored in an appropriate environment). So, you may need to bring an inflatable mattress and bedding. We will confirm this in the last few weeks before the start. We hope to be able to provide separate accommodation for couples depending on availability. 

Food - Meals may be provided by local churches. It may be that you also need to prepare some meals. You should be prepared to help with meal preparation and clean-up. 

Travel - You need to book and pay for your own tickets to and from the TGV train station in Lorient, Brittany. You can fly to/from Paris (CDG or Orly) and take the train to Lorient from Gare Montparnasse, Paris. The train ride is 3 hours from Paris, and please allow time to get from the airport to Gare Montparnasse. (3 hours).

Health - Participants should be in reasonably good health, ready for an intense outreach programme. Any special needs (food allergies, special diet, a good bed due to back problems, etc.) must be communicated as early as possible so that organisers can prepare to receive that person!  Each participant should arrange personal medical insurance to cover the period of the outreach.
It can get hot or rainy in Brittany in the summer! Temperatures can range from 17C/63F to 32C/90F, please be prepared for this.

Visa - British citizens do not require a visa to enter France.

Notes - Applicants must be 18 or over.  Price excludes flights, insurance & any possible vaccinations and is subject to change according to the exchange rate. As part of our Safeguarding policy, you may require a valid enhanced DBS certificate, which may cost an additional £20. 

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