Thoughts on Faith + Art

Sputnik Faith and Arts Loving the material world: Brum Sputnik Hub meets in-person again

Wed 03 Nov, 2021

Loving the material world: Brum Sputnik Hub meets in-person again

After two years, Birmingham Sputnik Hub was finally back with a live, in-person meet-up. There was a lot to take in.

Sputnik Faith and Arts We’re keeping our online exhibitions alive – join in and submit your work

Wed 11 Aug, 2021

We’re keeping our online exhibitions alive – join in and submit your work

We can't wait for in-person events and real-life galleries - but Sputnik director Jonny Mellor explains why we'll be keeping some digital services alive

Sputnik Faith and Arts Explore our virtual gallery for the 2021 Online Catalyst Festival

Mon 24 May, 2021

Explore our virtual gallery for the 2021 Online Catalyst Festival

Visit 'The Year That Wasn't', a collection of work from Sputnik artists spanning the last year of our community life.

Sputnik Faith and Arts Get six months’ free listing in the new Christian Creative Directory

Wed 28 Apr, 2021

Get six months’ free listing in the new Christian Creative Directory

A great opportunity for any freelancers looking to find work in the Christian sphere

Sputnik Faith and Arts To keep the arts alive, we need a lot more imagination

Tue 13 Apr, 2021

To keep the arts alive, we need a lot more imagination

The arts were uniquely unprepared for the pandemic, but the biggest issues have existed for decades. We need some radical reinvention, for the sake of our society's common life.

Sputnik Faith and Arts Rachel Zylstra and the Beautiful Sadness

Fri 02 Apr, 2021

Rachel Zylstra and the Beautiful Sadness

Singer-songwriter Rachel Zylstra recently returned to making music with her new album 'On Faith'. Here, she shares insights into the journey of the last few years.

Sputnik Faith and Arts Are you a patron, or a consumer?

Wed 24 Feb, 2021

Are you a patron, or a consumer?

How we engage with art makes an impact on artists and their industries. If we all act as 'consumers', the consequences could be dire.

Sputnik Faith and Arts Don’t patronise artists by not patronising artists

Fri 05 Feb, 2021

Don’t patronise artists by not patronising artists

When it comes to church and art, there is certainly a disconnect regarding money. Although this is only one of many reasons churches and artists often miss each other, it is an important one.

Sputnik Faith and Arts 2020 by Artists: Looking forward to new things

Wed 23 Dec, 2020

2020 by Artists: Looking forward to new things

Jonny finishes off his reflections on 2020 with four more artworks from around the Sputnik network that all look beyond the trials of today and draw us into a better tomorrow.