Manifest is a creative arts movement celebrating faithful creativity in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. We are proudly supported by Avondale College of Higher Education.
Together we explore, encourage and celebrate faithful creativity in the arts, including filmmaking, writing, music, fine art, photography and performance.
It began with the first arts festival in 2011 after Avondale College of Higher Education and Signs Publishing had collaborated over six years on book launches and writing seminars. Inspiration for the festival came in part from the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America’s SONscreen Film Festival. These festivals continued to run annually until 2016.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Pacific coordinates Manifest through Avondale College of Higher Education.
Manifest seeks to create a community of artists who believe churches should foster creativity and become centres for creativity and creative influence in our communities.
Manifest recognises a common belief is meaningless, though, unless it influences behaviour. So, we acknowledge the fallenness of our world and the brokenness of our lives. Wisdom calls us as to seek redemption, to act justly and to love mercy. Faithfulness calls us to share these truths in partnership with our Creator and Re-Creator.
Manifest welcomes you to our community. Join us online: #faithfulcreativity.
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