Belgium has a long Catholic tradition, but at the moment the vast majority of the population are atheists. Belgium has a rich history of art and culture, but in many churches art only depicts a Jesus hanging on a cross. This year, Belgium celebrates Jan van Eijk, a famous painter from the fifteenth centry, known for the his triptych: The Lamb of God that can be seen in the ST Baafs Cathedral of Ghent. This triptych has survived 600 years of history and also has a very important message for the viewer today: namely that Jesus lives and that eternal life can be found with Him. During the outreach, we want to focus on this painting and let residents of Belgium see and hear the message of the risen Jesus through various art forms.This outreach is organized around the theme: The Lamb of God by Jan van Eijk. During this outreach we want to show and hear the message of the Lamb of God in a confrontational and topical way through various art forms such as music, visual arts, theater and dance. The performance would be in different places in Belgium.
Available for: Singles Couples Groups
The starting point is the lamb of God. From this painting and the message it has, we ask artists to make music, dance, theater or visual art. These different art forms together will be made into a whole and will be performed in different cities / villages in Belgium.
The schedule will include time for both preparation and outreach through the arts.
We are looking for visual artists who want to participate in this project. Artists will create a work of art or experience for the outreach based on this painting in which people are confronted with the message. The purpose of the artwork / expierence is that people are challenged to participate in the experience that the artwork invites to.
We stay in the base of OM Belgium, called the Zav centre. From there we are travelling to different cities to perform and evangelise.
All meals are provided. Please notify us if you have any dietary restrictions.
Participants are encouraged to arrive at Brussels International Airport (BRU). Flight and travel costs to Belgium are not included in the outreach cost. Please contact your local OM Office for travel arrangements.
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Good health is a condition because we will travel and stand a lot.
Most countries do not need a 90 day Schengen visa to come to Belgium. If your country requires to enter Belgium, you must submit a request by March 1, 2020. Your home office can help you get with visa questions.
When signing up for this outreach you will receive more information about the background of the artwork the Lamb of God.
All prices do not include airfare