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 and Faith community.


Can I attend if I am not a CIVA member?

Of course! While there is a significant discounted registration rate for CIVA Members, we encourage you to attend even if you are not a current member. Or become a member today and immediately enjoy the benefits.  

What is the refund policy? 

100% Refundable through June 1, 2021
$50 Non-refundable fee after June 1 to September 1, 2021
$100 non-refundable fee after September 1, 2021
No Cancelations after October 22, 2021
Registration transfers are permitted


Are scholarships available?

We are pleased to announce that financial aid is available. For more information and to apply please visit the 2021 scholarship application.


What is the Silent Art Auction?

Auction proceeds will go to support CIVA programming and mission.


What is a plenary session?

A plenary session or plenum is a session of a conference which all members of all parties are to attend. Such a session may include a broad range of content, from keynotes to panel discussions, and is not necessarily related to a specific style of presentation or deliberative process.

What is the Late Late Show?

The Late Late Show is an opportunity for artists to share their current work with the CIVA community. We will be accepting high-resolution images and creating a signup sheet for artists to have their work projected and shared with other conference attendees. You must register before you are able to sign-up for the Late Late show.​

I’d love to spread the word about the conference.
How can I do that?

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 media page where you will find downloadable images and copy.

  • Repost Transcend content on your social media channels with the hashtag #transcend and #CIVA.


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