Is this event for me?
CIVA conference attendees come from a variety of backgrounds - students, curators, collectors, professors, gallery owners, pastors, art lovers, social justice leaders, and, of course, artists. Whether you are a scholar or sculptor, social worker or skeptic, there will be a place at the table for you. CIVA conferences are an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in art, find space for quiet contemplation, strengthen networks, and enjoy wide-ranging conversations with leaders in the Art + Faith movement.
May I attend if I am not a CIVA member?
Yes! While there is a discounted registration rate for CIVA members and their spouses, we encourage you to join us at the conference even if you are not a current member.
What is the refund policy?
Refunds for cancellation are available, minus a $50 non-refundable deposit, through May 31. There will be no refunds for cancellations after June 1, 2019. That said, if there is a family emergency, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, We are here to serve you and will do everything we can to make things convenient for conference attendees.
Are scholarships available?
We are pleased to announce that financial aid for the ARE WE THERE YET conference is available.
What is the Silent Art Auction?
This is an opportunity to bid on exquisite pieces of art from the collections of various artists’ private collections—your shot at a Knippers, Rouault, or Chagall. Auction closes at 4 PM Saturday afternoon, and winning bidders will be notified that evening.
What is the Late Late Show?
The Late Late Show is a chance for artists to share their current work with the CIVA community. We will be accepting high-resolution images and creating a sign-up sheet for artists to have their work projected and shared with other conference attendees.
How do I spread the word about ARE WE THERE YET?
We would be glad for your help. Here are a few things you can do: If you will be sharing via a blog or newsletter, visit the conference Promo / Media page where you will find images and copy. Repost ARE WE THERE YET content on your social media channels with the hashtag #AWTY and #CIVAconference. Thank you for your support!