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Asia organizations and websites

Asia organizations and websites

 
PAN-ASIAN
 
Asian Christian Art Association, ACAA. In 1978 the Asian Christian Art Association was founded to encourage the visual arts in Asian churches. This association was the result of dialogues between artists and theologians in Asia. Theologians who appreciate the creative mind of the artists have also inspired and helped artists in their theological reflections which are manifest in their paintings sculptures and dances. Conversely, many artists have also inspired theologians to be more creative in their theological thoughts and in their sermons. In the last twenty years, many exhibitions have been held not only in various countries in Asia, but also in Europe, North America and Australia. Members have been assisted to exhibit their works nationally and internationally. https://www.facebook.com/pg/asianchristianart/posts/ (E) 
 
 
BALI
 
Bali Christian Art Association, BCAA, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Founded in 2003, BCAA arranges exhibitions and conferences, networks, publishes books, and trains the next generation of artists. www.calvin.edu/nagel/projects/charis/bios/wardani.php (E)
 
 
CAMBODIA
 
Cambodian Christian Arts Ministry, Phnom Penh. This missionary organization wants to train Cambodians for Christ through art, giving priority to disadvantaged children, who are given a place in a Christian family. They can become members of the CCAM Evangelistic Performing Team, which travels through Cambodia and sometimes other countries, to spread the Good News through dance, drama, traditional songs, testimonies and seminars. http://www.ccamvision.org/ (E)
 
 
CHINA
 
Amity Christian Art Center, Nanjing. Founded in 1992 in cooperation with the Amity foundation. Networking among domestic Christian artists the Center strives to develop original Christian art. The Amity Christian Art Center also associates with Christian associations outside of China for exchange and cultural enrichment, so as to enable the exhibition of Chinese Christian art works abroad. Publishes a bilingual Chinese/English Newsletter Christian Art Information
 
 
INDIA
 
Art for Change Foundation is a New Delhi-based arts organization founded with the conviction that art plays a profound role in exploring questions of human dignity and the common good. Since 2008 Art for Change has pursued a vision to see art shape society with beauty and truth—and to see artists find their place in society and flourish. We have run artist residencies), held exhibitions for audiences ranging from people on the streets of New Delhi to Members of Parliament, and run art workshops on a regular basis for some of our city's most vulnerable citizens.  We have launched the monthly Delhi Artist Studio Tour to promote emerging yet struggling young artists, run Art Melas to "make beauty affordable" for the middle classes while supporting artists in the process, and hold Art Classes and Workshops among other activities that result in art playing its positive, life-giving role in society. Art for Change Foundation 
 
Indian Christian Artists Forum, Art-i, established in 2010. The forum seeks to promote study and appreciation of Catholic Christian art among various sections of clergy and laity in the church and the wider society in India and to encourage a deeper understanding, appreciation and application of Indian Christian art in theology, liturgy and architecture in the Church in India. The forum was convened by artist/priest Dr. Paul Kattukaran and consisted of fifteen renowned artists from various parts of India. At their inaugural meeting in August 2010, the group appointed Kattukaran as the national coordinator for the forum. In 2015 a Christian Artists' Camp was held in Goa. 
 
Xavier Centre of Historical Research, Goa, is an expression of the intellectual activity of the Jesuits in general and of the Jesuit Province of Goa in particular. The Xavier Centre is designed to serve as a base for scholarly research in the history and cultural heritage of India, with particular emphasis on contemporary cultural and social issues affecting the State of Goa. Through the specially constructed building (1983), the Centre seeks to promote a forum for exchange of ideas, information and expertise for visitors and seeks association with like-minded groups and individuals for promotion of these objectives. https://xchr.in/
 
 
JAPAN
 
Japan Christian Art Association. Catholic and Protestant artists organized the association and also invited some non-Christian artists to join them. Organizes exhibitions.
 
 
KOREA
 
Association of Korean Christian Artists. Founded in 1963. https://www.yoonkyong.com/blog-5/korean-christian-artist-association-exhibition?c=1
 
ARTMISSION, a group of Korean Christian artists. www.artmission.co.kr (Kor)
 
 
MALAYSIA
 
The Malaysian Christian Artists Fellowship. For info: pastorkengsen.blogspot.com/ (E)
 
 
NEPAL
 
Christian Arts Association Nepal, CAAN, Kathmandu. The organization attempts to be active in all fields of the arts. All Christian denominations. Special interests: conducting a music school; our main interest or involvement is to teach how to lead worship and praise in the growing Church in Nepal and in the Himalayas. Magazine in Nepali. 
 
 
PHILIPPINES
 
ISACC, Institute for Studies in Asian Church and Culture, Manila. Established in 1978 as a reflective arm of the church and a catalyst towards biblically-based responses to political, social and cultural issues in the country. Organized the first Philippine Christian Art Festival. Journal Patmos.   http://isaccnet.weebly.com/#/