Cultivated Artist Experience

A ONE-YEAR ARTISTIC COACHING EXPERIENCE
to cultivate your spiritual life & creative work.

 

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Artist Coaching to Get the Results You Want

Listen to What Our Artists Have to Say . . . Watch the Video Now!

 

Achieve the Success You Want with Your Art

Listen in as Grove Founder, Joey O'Connor, describes the CPR Goal Setting Process to help you achieve the creative success you want with your art.

 

"The Cultivated Artist Experience reminded me of who I am created to be by God, that what He planted in long ago still lives, still is true and still can be. I now realize deeply that He has been preparing me all the time for what is ahead. The Getaways and Gatherings were just right."

Linda Binley
Writer

"The most beneficial aspects of the Cultivated Artist Experience were the things I didn't expect. In addition to the amazing community, much needed rest and refreshment at retreats, I think the biggest benefit was the way it was intentionally structured by putting us in a meeting place with God outside of our normal lives.

The CAE helped unpack what is happening internally that we may not realize is hindering us from the best version of ourselves, as well as to solidify our identity in Him; all of which I can say helped me immensely in stepping deeper into living as a fruitful, creative, and free child of God. I definitely have a much healthier creative life rhythm happening now as a result and I am super thankful for Joey and his team for all they did to help me get there. "

Joel Pritchard
Musician, Visual Artist

"Through this experience I not only grew as an artist but more importantly as an individual —becoming more whole and with a deeper connection to God along with creating new and lasting relationships with fellow artists. I have come to the end of this two year experience with a deeper connection to myself as an artist and a better understanding of what it means to be a thriving artist.

The whole Grove team is truly invested in the growth and well-being of every artist involved. They are committed to see every artist free to express themselves as creative people, but also to thrive as a whole person in Christ. Each leader involved in CAE comes from various creative disciplines. They understand the uniqueness of artists. You can tell they care for the creative community. Plus, they are fun people!"

Nicola Augustson
Visual Artist

"During my year long journey with other artists in the Cultivated Artist Experience something in me woke up. In the past I could only see color, line, and form as separate studies or lessons to paint. Now their seems to be a new cohesive element combining the flow of my life to my art. To quote a German painter Gerard Richter (1982) “Art is the highest form of hope”. Each new project is my heart in brilliant color. "

Karen Horner
Visual Artist

"The Cultivated Artist Experience has given me a deep-seated confidence and boldness in my approach which helps me to do my artwork without expectation of the outcome. I have become more joyful in the process and learned to stop judging my work. The results have left me amazed at how much more prolific I’ve become. I have gained a renewed passion for painting and spent more time in the creative flow.
Most importantly, I am beginning to find my voice as an artist.

I would highly recommend this process for creatives who want to learn how to get out of their own way
to be more productive as an artist. It has been a life-changing experience for me."

Deborah Burron
Visual Artist

What If You Spent A Whole Year Cultivating Your Spiritual Life & Creative Work?

How might this experience transform your faith, your art and your life?

The Cultivated Artist Experience is uniquely designed to give artists of all disciplines the opportunity and space to intentionally cultivate their spiritual life and creative work.
The Cultivated Artist Experience will provide you Christian community, the spiritual formation of your heart, soul and mind and a dynamic creative environment to develop your artistic gifts. You will enjoy healthy, nutritious meals made by our gourmet chef.
In 2018/2019, you will participate in two One-Day Grove Gatherings & two Grove Getaway Retreats (4 days) & monthly video conference calls. A Year 2 Experience is available for artists who want to continue to enrich their art & relationships with their fellow artists.
During this one-year experience, you will select your creative focus and develop artistic goals for the coming year, which you'll share with your fellow artists. If you want to achieve greater success than ever in your life and art, we invite you to apply today.

Our 2018-2019 meeting dates are:
October 25-28 Getaway #1 (Thursday-Sunday)
January 26 Gathering #1 (Saturday)
March 21-24 Getaway #2 (Thursday-Sunday)
June 1 Gathering #2 (Saturday)
The cost for the entire year is only $999.00
In comparison to other conferences, retreats and artist cohort groups, we keep the price very affordable. Scholarships options available.

 

Do you want to experience real results in your art and in your life with God? Do you want to experience greater success?

The Grove has designed the Cultivated Artist Experience to be a transformative coaching experience designed to help you achieve greater success in your art and life.

Get the results you want. Apply today.

Creative Christian Community

In our four Gatherings, Getaway Artist Retreats and monthly video conference calls, you will experience new friendships and great conversations in creative Christian community. As you create your own artistic goals, you receive a balance of challenge and support to achieve them. 

Cultivating Your Spiritual Life

The Grove walks alongside artists to help them discover their identity as a beloved son or daughter of God as we explore what it means to be on a creative and spiritual journey. We specifically explore how the spiritual life of an artist integrates with the quality and output of their creative work.

Aggressive Goals The CPR Process

The Grove has a unique CPR Goal-Setting Process where we lead you with specific steps for setting aggressive, achievable goals. We assit you in achieving the goals you want to reach in your creative life. Develop greater focus. Eliminate barriers and distractions. Achieve the true creative potential you are designed to reach. 

Creative Funding Options

For cash-strapped artists, some of you may be wondering, "So how am I going to pay for this?" If you're accepted, The Grove can create a scholarship on your behalf so your family and friends can make tax-deductible gifts for you to participate. The Grove is a 501c3 non-profit organization.
(Scholarships available.)

The CPR Goal Process Works
(Because You Work!)

In 2018, we saw our artists complete more paintings, music, sculpture, books, video/film, and creative projects than ever before.
(What you see on this webpage is a small taste of their completed work.)

Our Monthly Video Conference Calls Help You Reach Your Creative Goals

All of the artists in the Cultivated Artist Experience set tangible and specific one-year goals through The Grove's CPR Goal-Setting Process. In our monthly video conference calls, we help you measure and celebrate progress, troubleshoot roadblocks and push forward to achieve your creative dreams.

Enjoy this slideshow of works produced by some of the visual artists and photographers in our 2017-2018 Cultivated Artist Experience. (Barb Gomez, Deb Burroughs, Lynda Cheeley, Karen Horner, Nicola Augustson, Jim McNeil & Cyndie Woodbury)

Singer/Songwriters

Ryan Kirkland & Jonathan Yarborough

Inspired by the first Artist Getaway, Ryan came back and launched his Youtube Channel. Johnny wrote and recorded six songs for his upcoming album.

Click Above To View Testimonial Video!

Click Above To View Peter In Seminar Action!

 

What Are Your Creative Dreams?

  • Write new songs & record a CD?
  • Create a new series of paintings?
  • Write, direct or film a new movie?
  • Choreograph a new dance or show?
  • Develop an arts organization
  • Create assemblage art?
  • Shoot a body of work?
  • Become a better actor?
  • Learn animation or graphic design?
  • Write a novel, book, play or screenplay?
  • Sculpt? Throw pottery? Design jewelry?

Cultivated Artist FAQ

1. The Cultivated Artist program is designed to help you thrive in your spiritual and creative life.

2. It's not a conference or big church thing. It's simple, small, intentional and relational.

3. There are 4 meetings in the year: Two One-Day Gatherings & 2 Getaway Retreats. If you travel from out of state, your presence is required at each meeting. We do not Skype artists "in". 

4. You select your creative focus and create artistic goals for the year. You will provide updates and make presentations about your art to your fellow artists.

5. You determine what kind of challenge, feedback and support you'd like from the group.

6. You are expected to be "All In." You are committing to participate in each meeting. You and everyone in the group benefits by your full participation. That said, we do recognize there are births, deaths, and illness. If you are unable to make a meeting, you still have access to all materials and resources. For any unforeseeable circumstances you are unable able to attend a Getaway or Gathering, you will still have access to all of the materials. However, we do not prorate or refund the cost of any absences. YOU are the guarantee.

7. To keep us connected in-between meetings, there will be a monthly video conference call and a private Facebook group to provide updates and to share your work.

8. This is not an Artist-In-Residency program.

9. You are responsible for your own travel. For artists traveling for the two One-Day Gatherings, we will do our best to offer the option of free overnight housing with a local family to keep costs down.

10. You will have shared housing and meals in community. In some cases, individual rooms may be available at an additional cost.

Get Results in Your Art & Life
A Personal Invitation from Joey

Apply for the Cultivated Artist Experience

Once we receive your application, we will set up a phone call to discuss your application. Your application requires no payment nor obligates you in any way.

Questions? Request an Appointment

We know you may have a lot of questions about the Cultivated Artist Experience. Email us to set a personal phone appointment. We'd love to answer your questions.

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