How do I pay my bills if I am “Non-Profit”?
Should you consider a non-profit funding strategy for your music/arts ministry?
There are 3 ways to fund your music or arts ministry:
Business paradigm – selling performances, merchandise, and services
Non-profit paradigm – inviting individuals, churches, and organizations to financially partner with your ministry
Combination of both paradigms
Larry will explore the benefits and challenges of each option and provide guidance on how to proceed.
Larry Moshell has coached organizations and individuals for more than 30 years, helping them accomplish their ministry goals. As the International Director of Staff Development for A.C.T. Intl, he regularly helps the innovative ministries of A.C.T. Intl develop ministry plans and fund-raising strategies. He has a passion to help others discover and pursue their calling.
Art Enhanced Bible Studies for Memory Care
Both creativity and spirituality have a special ability to reach beyond cognitive decline. In this session, you will learn how art can support the faith of those living with a dementia diagnosis or other cognitive challenge and help them connect with their own personal stories of perseverance, hope, and joy. Join this interactive experience of blending paintings, faith-based messages, and guided conversation and consider how you might encourage those in your family or community with this creative expression of God’s word.
Tiffany is the Director of Artisan Mind, a ministry of A.C.T. Intl. She provides creative experiences that support the hope and faith of people living with physical and cognitive challenges. She holds a BFA from Parson’s School of Design and worked in the design industry until her calling into creative arts care. Moved by the loss of her grandfather to Alzheimer’s and her awakening to faith, Tiffany started pursuing her passion to bring the healing properties of art and imagination to lives of people living with dementia.
She has been providing life enrichment through the arts since 2012 and her work has been recognized by the County of Sacramento with the Hero of Human Services Award.
Empower Your Dream
Are you content with the way things are going? Are you certain you are operating in the so much more of who God created you to be? Are you confident that you are doing all that the Lord created you to do? If you answered no to any of those questions, this workshop is for you.
Empower your vision with Deborah Gall in this workshop based on life-changing material that she has brought to audiences large and small. She draws from her years of experience as a personal, spiritual life, and business coach to bring both the spiritual and practical truths that empower your identity and enable your purpose. Deborah will share three of the biggest reasons people stall or sputter completely out in their calling and offer solutions that will have you back on track with all that the Lord is calling you to do. Accelerate the big audacious dream the Lord has given you. Reignite your passion for who He created you to be and what He created you to do. Empower your vision and soar with God into the amazing future He has for you.
In the four decades since beginning a career, Deborah Gall has gained expertise in business, teaching, speaking, creating visual art, studying, and writing. She began her entrepreneurial career in 1984 as a speaker and artist. In 2004 Deborah opened Abide Studio —a retail studio and art gallery— transitioning into a full-time art and equipping ministry of the same name as a department of A.C.T. Intl. Ms. Gall is a four-time published author, an experienced speaker, a professional visual artist, and a spiritual life coach. Her life-changing book—Created For So Much More—was published in 2017. It has been cherished by readers across the globe. Her most recent book—A Guided Journal to Soaring With God—was published in June of 2021.
Thriving in Arts Ministry: worship and spirituality for the artist (and non-artist)
Dr. Beth Argot
Knowing God and interacting with Him in the deepest parts of our being is the desire of our hearts and the necessary foundation for a thriving ministry. Ministry that flows out of a deep spiritual relationship is one that can survive the hard world in which we serve as creatives. Join us as we discuss current research at the intersection of spiritual formation, worship, neurobiology, and arts and trauma healing and discover how God has already created us to interact with Him in deeper ways than we generally experience in our worship culture today. This interactive session will provide practical suggestions to encourage your spiritual walk and will end with a unique time of worship using the arts.
Beth Argot serves with A.C.T. Intl at Dallas International University (DIU) where she is a core faculty member, Associate Director, PhD Coordinator, and Arts & Trauma Healing Liaison at the Center for Excellence in World Arts. Beth received her doctorate in Worship Studies from the Robert Webber Institute for Worship Studies, with a research focus on spiritual formation, worship, and the arts. She was the founding chair of the Worship Arts and Media program at Life Pacific University in San Dimas, CA where she conducted foundational research in spiritual formation of the Worship Artist and established an integrative spiritual formation plan within the program. She continued her research at DIU, with grants focusing on missionary attrition and the spiritual formation of missionaries. Her current research centers on the healing properties in historical worship practices, investigating the intersection of worship and arts with trauma healing practices.
Making Music Income for Artists, Composers, Producers, and Songwriters
(Or 6 Ways to Make Music Income, but could cover more than 6)
As a creative Eric has made income in a variety of real world ways to support his family and pay the bills over the years. Especially during a pandemic crisis, multiple income streams are important to independent creatives trying to make a living in music. In this session Eric will talk about the top ways artists, composers, producers, songwriters and more can make income (personal income if you are a sole-proprietor or revenue for non-profit org) including music licensing for TV, film, and advertising, stock music licensing, performing artist income, online artist income, music publishing, music production, and more.
Eric Copeland is a music composer, arranger, and creative leader. He spends the majority of his time composing and arranging music for television, film, and advertising, as well as leading musicians, artists, songwriters, producers, and composers. Eric recently completed a Master’s Degree in Composition at University of Central Florida. He is the director of Creative Hearts Ministry, a department of A.C.T. Intl.