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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Heart Sounds International: Creating a Mon Dance Video

Heart Sounds International (HSI) is a ministry of OM Arts that focuses on encouraging indigenous worship around the world. The goal of this project is to make a worship video to build up the church and reach unbelievers in the community.

In past years, HSI worked with local musicians in this Asian country as they composed and recorded Scripture songs in indigenous styles. The HSI team will video Mon dancers performing to a selection of these new songs.

 Dates Thursday, 12 January – Saturday, 25 January 2020
 Apply by Friday, 08 November 2019
 Cost £605*
 Ages 18+
 Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomesorry, no familiessorry, no groups

Ministry Details

During the trip, team members will finish the audio recording of one previously composed song and then will capture Mon dance performed to at least six songs. After the trip, the team will need to edit videos and recordings and add lyrics to the videos, adapting however the host needs.

Participant Profile

All applicants must be flexible and able to adapt. In addition, we are looking for those qualified for several specific roles. Those without proper experience 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. 

Videographer:  Applicant will need to bring his/her own equipment and have adequate skills to create a good quality video, ready for distribution. 

Recording engineer:  Applicant will need to bring his/her own equipment and have adequate skills to create demo-level recordings, able to adapt to any setting. 

Intercessor:  Applicant should have a passion for prayer.

Accommodation

Participants will stay in local hotels. 

Food

Participants will eat in host homes and local restaurants. Please advise of dietary needs and restrictions. 

Travel

You need to book and pay for your own tickets to and from the airport (please contact us for airport). Please confirm dates prior to purchasing flights in case of last minute changes. Host will meet the team at the airport. The team will then travel by bus approximately six hours to the project location. 

Health

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

Visa

British citizens will require a visa. Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into the country.

Notes

Applicants must be 18 or over.  Price excludes flights, insurance, visa & 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. 


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

£50*

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 18 or over. 17 year old's are welcome to apply, with parental consent, using the relevant form below.

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

As part of our Safeguarding policy, you may require a valid enhanced DBS certificate which will cost an additional £20.

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


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