Will tomorrow’s Church be inspired “further up and further in” by a new generation of great artists?
Patrons are the supporters of the arts that feed the Christian imagination.
In the days when the Church was creating the most beautiful art in the world, many of its artists relied on patrons for financial support, housing, career advancement, and more.
Back then, patrons had to be rich—but no longer. Thanks to modern technology and crowdfunding tools, the Church as organism can now come together in support of great stories, songs, and images, and the people who make them possible.
We need you.
Are you dedicated to renewing the faith through a renaissance of the Christian imagination? Join today.
In 2018 and 2019, we want to:
Hire full-time and part-time staff.
Everything we've built so far has been in our spare time...imagine what we could do with 40 hours a week instead of five! We want to continue to produce world-class conferences and events, support our artists in better and better ways, and also...
Be a catalyst for great art.
Support artists with retreats, training seminars, studio space, and more; plus commission original works, hold art contests, publish books, and produce albums.
Amplify our impact.
Reach people around the country with the fruits of God's work here: put more of our events online, produce original video content, and share original writing to educate and inspire. Help plant the first few Anselm sister organizations in other cities.
Develop more resources for churches.
Provide materials, advice, coaching, and ministry assistance so that more pastors and churches around the country can thoughtfully minister to (and through) artists.
Begin our next phase of growth.
Focus some of the new staff time, energy, and skills to attract strategic philanthropy that will allow us to begin to grow into a full-time, full-fledged organization. This won't change our commitment to our city, or to the personal relationships that make us who we are...but it will allow us to dramatically expand the impact that work can have, as well as bring Anselm-like resources to people around the country!
Attend members-only events, get discounts on public events, enjoy livestreams or recorded videos of events you can't make in person, and get insider updates from Brian Brown.
Build relationships with exciting artists, enjoy online Q&As with Anselm Fellows, and make special things happen as projects get funded and become reality.
Receive exclusives from us including original writing, songs, and visual art; custom Spotify playlists; recordings and podcasts; and surprise goodies in the mail and online!
Join a growing community of exceptional people dedicated to renewal; meetups and outings wherever there are clusters of patrons, and a Facebook group just for us.
- Two special members-only events per year
- Coming soon: Livestreams!
- Regular event discounts of 30% or more
- First crack at major event tickets
- Insider updates
- Monthly curated Spotify playlists
- Online Q&As with Anselm Fellows
- Original stories, songs, and more
- Connect! Members-only Facebook group
- All Member benefits, plus:
- Free access to all pub nights
- Surprise goodies like books and albums
- Discounts at Anselm partner online stores
- Invitations to Anselm strategy sessions
Contact executive director Brian Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for considering joining us. Thanks to our first group of Patrons, in 2017, we were able to:
Hold our first-ever Your Imagination Redeemed conference on April 1, 2017, with keynote speaker and performer Andrew Peterson, an event that sold out with hundreds of people on the waitlist.
Expand the resources available to our Arts Guild, providing the next generation of Christian artists with the spiritual, theological, relational, and professional support they need to thrive.
Meet for monthly "pub nights" to allow the Society members more time together, more opportunities to grow and be inspired, and more chances for fun!
Record our first album.
Begin to expand the content and opportunities we're providing for patrons, including more video content, blogging and the Believe to See podcast, workshops, and more.
Other Ways to Give
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Want to contribute art, skilled work, or in-kind gifts? Contact us to discuss!