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

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Austria: The Sound of Easter & Mark Drama

Musicians & Actors

Our purpose is to share the Sound of Easter in music, dance, the Mark drama, short talks and testimonies with all kinds of people in and near Vienna.

Musicians, dancers and (amateur) actors will partner with students from the ÖSM (Austrian IFES movement) and local churches in Vienna, the city of music and cultural capital, to share the hope of Easter with old and young, rich and poor, Austrians and foreigners.

Dates Saturday, 04 Saturday, 11 April 2020
Apply by 15 January 2020
Cost £200*
Ages 18+
Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomesorry, no familiessorry, no groups

We are looking for:

  • Musicians with a heart for evangelism. Professional musicians; music students; gifted amateur musicians (classical, jazz or pop). Musicians will be asked to fill out a music-specific form and to send a video of their music-making during the application process.
  • Anyone wanting to act in the Mark Drama but you will need to speak German as a mother tongue or to an advanced level.

Notes 

*Price excludes flights and insurance and is subject to change according to the exchange rate. Applicants must be 18 or over.

Read the full details of this outreach here


Belgium: Vital Easter Campaign

Visual Artists & Musicians

We want to see Belgium celebrate Jesus and mobilise you to help us do it! Come dedicate your Easter weekend to learning more about the lasting impact of Christ’s resurrection and share the joy with Belgians!

During the four day campaign, conference sessions will be held during the mornings and evenings and we will do outreach during the day. You will be divided into sub-groups based on your passions and experience. Proposed groups are: Artists, Musicians, Muslim ministry, Prayer team, and up for anything. You can read more about the roles on the website eastercampaign.org 

Musicians - Are you a musician wondering how to use your skills in missions? Musicians will be working together to create street music that is improvisatory, interactive and communal. Through this we will make new friendships with the hope of sharing faith.

Visual Artists - Are you a visual artist that desires to use your art skills to bring hope to people seeking God? Are you looking for a practical way to use your art to share the Gospel? Join the Artribe of OM Belgium this Easter as we put on a professional exhibition, use arts to connect to people on the streets of Belgium, and give workshops in cities across the country. The arts are a powerful tool in Belgium since language and many other things divide the country. Our goal is to use visual art and music to open a space for the least reached to hear about Jesus- many for the first time.

As a team of creatives, we hope to bring an essential tool to the VITAL campaign. We are using past experiences and believing that God used arts - both visual and music - to reach people that are often otherwise unreachable. Visual art has a powerful way of grabbing the attention of passers-by as well as opening up conversation as we encourage creativity.
We will be facilitating art workshops in collaboration with local churches throughout Belgium. We will invite people from Christian communities to come with their not-yet-believing friend(s) to attend the workshop. We find that as people work together around a table, a few key questions have the ability to begin meaningful conversations about spiritual matters. This team of artists will be either facilitating or participating in a workshop. 
   
We will also do afternoon outreach sessions where we collaborate on live art projects in public places alongside a music performance. We invite artists to create live and non-artists to be active observers alongside us as the works of art develop. Through the alliance of artists and active observers, we are trusting God to open doors for meaningful conversations, new relationships, an opportunities to share faith.

Dates

Friday 10th - Monday 13th April 2020

Apply by

Visual artists - 9th February 2020

Musicians - 28th February 2020

Cost

£45*

Ages

18+ this programme is designed to engage 18–25 year old's, but all ages are welcome to apply. 17 year old's may apply with parental consent.

Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomesorry, no familiesgroups welcome  

Participant Profile

Musicians - Are you a competent, adaptable musician who wants to explore how to use your skills in missions? Do you enjoy the creative process, collaborating with other musicians to make something entirely new? Do you play an instrument that is easily transportable and doesn't require amplification? We want people who are hungry to know God more and who are ready to get a first taste at missions. Our program is designed to engage 18-25 year olds, but we will accept people of all ages.

Visual Artists - We welcome visual artists with experience in painting, sculpture, mixed media, installation art, collage, drawing, portraiture, conceptual art, 3D art and those who enjoy making crafts to participate in the Visual Arts section of the OM Easter outreach, VITAL. If this speaks to your heart, we would love to hear from you! We will request to view some of your work and will need some info about you as a visual artist.
When considering your role in VITAL we suggest you consider a few questions:
• What images/meaning does this word ‘VITAL’ bring to your mind?
• What does the Holy Spirit stir in you as a response to the idea/concept of ‘VITAL’?
You are a VITAL part of the Kingdom and we look forward to working alongside you.

Accommodation

Participants will sleep at our hospitality centre or in houses of local believers. Those who are able to find their own, separate accommodation will get a 25 euro discount on registration fees. Separate housing must be communicated and approved by OM Belgium and less than 30 minutes away (we’ll expect you to arrive around 9 each morning and stay until 10:30 in the evening).

Food

We will provide breakfast, one hot meal and one bread meal each day during the campaign. We should be able to accommodate special diets, but this needs must be communicated at the time of registration. 

Travel

You must make your way to the Zav Centre, which is accessible from Brussels airport by bus, train, or foot. Plan to arrive by 5 PM on Friday, 10 April and leave the conference by noon on 13 April. You can also take a bus or train from Brussels. 

Please do not book flights unless you have received an official acceptance email from the short term missions team.

Health

Participants should be in reasonably good health and be able to be on their feet for hours at a time.  

Visa

British citizens do not require a visa for Belgium.

Notes

*Price excludes flights & insurance and is subject to change according to the exchange rate.

Individuals applying must be 16 or over. 16&17 year old's are welcome to apply using the relevant form below but must have parental consent.

This programme is designed to engage 18–25 year old's, but all ages are welcome to apply. 

Spots are limited for these teams and will require an additional application with OM arts. 


Central Asia: Songwriting Workshop Teaching Team

Songwriting & Photo/Video Journalist

The hope and prayer is that God will birth many new songs of worship that will build the church. The target people groups for this workshop are predominately unreached or least reached.
Heart Sounds International (HSI) is a ministry of OM Arts that focuses on encouraging indigenous worship around the world. As an HSI team, participants will partner with those in country to facilitate a songwriting workshop, bringing believing musicians together from various language groups within the target Asian country.
Worship that is culturally appropriate has the power to break down unnecessary barriers as people respond to the revelation of God. They are better able to understand the message and then, in turn, share with those outside of the church setting who may be unfamiliar with church lingo.

"Ethnodoxologists study how peoples around the world worship God and encourage them to create in response to God’s work in their lives” (Robin Harris, ethnodoxologist). As a team, participants will lead attendees in a songwriting workshop using key principles of ethnodoxology as a guide. Subsequently, the team will record these songs to make ready for distribution. In the day, you will work with younger musicians. In the evening, you will work with older musicians who used to write songs but no longer do.

Dates

Thursday 23rd April - Tuesday 5th May 2020

Apply by

23rd February 2020

Cost

£540*

Ages

21+ 

Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomesorry, no familiessorry, no groups  

Participant Profile

All short-term project team participants will be expected to participate in pre-trip training/preparation.

All applicants must be flexible and able to adapt. Those without proper experience for the roles below may apply as an assistant:

Leader-in-training: Applicant will be mentored under the team leader. 
Ethnodoxologist: Applicant should have experience with indigenous recording projects. 
Intercessor: Applicant should have a passion for prayer.
Photo/Video Journalist: Applicant should have experience in photography and/or videography to document the trip for publication on the website, in social media, in newsletters, and/or public relation materials. He or she must be flexible and able to adapt to whatever the needs are during the trip. Applicant will need to bring his/her own gear.

Accommodation

Participants will either stay in a cottage designed for teams (2 bedroom/1 bath/kitchen/sitting room) or in host homes. 

Food

Meals will be at local cafes or provided by host families. Please advise of dietary restrictions. 

Travel

Country and travel information will be provided upon acceptance. Local transportation will be by taxi. 

Health

Please advise of any health concerns. Overall good health is necessary for this trip. 

Visa

British citizens do not require a visa.

Notes

*Price excludes flights & insurance and is subject to change according to the exchange rate.

Individuals applying must be 21 or over. 

The artistic qualifications of all applicants will be assessed prior to acceptance.


Kosovo: Children’s Music Songwriting Workshop

Ethnodoxologist - Songwriting

The main goal is to write original worship songs in Albanian that can be used with children. A secondary goal is to empower the local participants in songwriting workshop principles so that they are equipped to lead workshops on their own.
The team will partner with those in country to facilitate a songwriting workshop to create children’s music. The songs will be used for worship and children’s meetings. This project is a continuation of a workshop conducted last year.
Worship that is culturally appropriate has the power to break down unnecessary barriers as people respond to the revelation of God. Targeting children will, hopefully, benefit whole families as we train up the next generation in the worship of God.

“Ethnodoxologists study how peoples around the world worship God and encourage them to create in response to God’s work in their lives” (Robin Harris, ethnodoxologist). As a team, participants will lead attendees in a songwriting workshop using key principles of ethnodoxology as a guide. The focus will be children’s music. Subsequently, the team will record these songs to make ready for distribution.

Dates

Tuesday 9th - Monday 15th June 2020

Apply by

9th March 2020

Cost

£290*

Ages

21+ 

Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomesorry, no familiessorry, no groups  

Participant Profile

Ethnodoxologist - Applicant should have experience leading indigenous songwriting workshops and be able to mentor others.
Theologian - Applicant should have training in worship theology and experience instructing in a cross-cultural setting. The applicant will need to help songwriting participants identify appropriate Scripture to set to song and bring them deeper into the passage.
Intercessor - Applicant should have a passion for prayer and initiative to keep prayer at the centre of all that the team does.
All short-term project team participants will be expected to participate in pre-trip training/preparation.

Accommodation

Participants will stay in a hotel or in the hosts’ home. 

Food

Participants will eat in the hosts’ home and local restaurants. Please advise of dietary needs and restrictions. 

Travel

Participants will need to fly into Pristina, Kosovo (airport code PRN). The hosts will meet them at the airport and take care of all in-country transportation.

Please do not book flights unless you have received an official acceptance email from the short term missions team.

Health

Overall good health is required. Please advise of health limitations.   

Visa

British citizens do not require a visa for Kosovo.

Notes

*Price excludes flights & insurance and is subject to change according to the exchange rate.

Individuals applying must be 21 or over. 

The artistic qualifications of all applicants will be assessed prior to acceptance.


Japan: STEP OUT

Arts Ministry

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

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

After the STEP OUT conference in Taiwan, you'll travel with the team to Japan for the arts outreach.

As an artist you will engage with the local community through creating art.  As you learn about local arts, culture, and worldview; practice prayerful listening to God and the people you will create art that speaks to the local community with Biblical truth or themes.  Be prepared to learn, work with others, make new friends, encounter God and have fun. You should be a flexible visual artist who loves Jesus, wants to share Him, and enjoys teamwork.  No previous experience with murals is necessary and as part of the application process you will be asked to provide a portfolio.

Dates Saturday, 25 July - Tuesday, 11 August 2020
Apply by 25 May 2020
Cost £735*
Ages 18+ 
Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomegroups welcomesorry, no families

Notes 

*Price excludes flights and insurance and is subject to change according to the exchange rate. Applicants must be 18 or over.

Read the full details of the STEP OUT conference and outreach here


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