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Christian Arts Trust

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1981-

Biographical Statement

The Christian Arts Trust was formed in 1981 in London, England with an aim to encourage and promote the expression of Christian truth through the contemporary theatre and the creative arts. The increase of Christian theatre groups in the late 1970's displayed the need and encouraged the formation of the fund. The money is used for theatre companies, for individual people (e.g. a Christian author or director), or for creative conferences. The majority of support goes to various theatre groups for the formulation and performance of theatrical presentations. The Trust has supported over sixty professional projects in the fields of the performing and visual arts. Initiatives we have been able to help in this way have included tours by theatre, dance and mime groups, concerts and recitals, exhibitions of painting and sculpture and creative conferences of Christian artists.

Citation

Author: Wheaton College Archives & Special Collections Staff

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Christian Arts Trust Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SC-067
Scope and Contents The Christian arts collection provides a great deal of insight into the growth of Christian arts in England.  The majority of the information deals with theatre groups funded by the trust.  Scripts, puplicity posters, and photographs compose a large percentage of the collection.  Biographical information on individuals involved with the trust and financial reports are also included.  There are four videotapes, two audio tapes, and one record album made of various theatre presentations.  The...
Dates: Created: 1960-2016; Other: Majority of material found in 1967-1993; Other: Date acquired: 1994