What is Sputnik?

Sputnik is a network of Christian artists. We work with artists from any discipline (from poets to film makers, dancers to painters, actors to rappers, and everyone in between) who want to make art for a universal audience and pursue excellence in their field.

We believe that Christian artists should not set their aspirations within the boundaries of church meetings and programmes. Therefore, if you’d like to be a worship leader, a writer of Christian fiction, or a painter or dancer at a Christian conference, we’re probably not for you.

However, if you’d like to see a whole load of new CS Lewises, JS Bachs, Terrence Mallicks, JRR Tolkiens, Flannery O’Connors, U2s, TS Eliots, Makoto Fujimuras, Lecraes, Milton Joneses, Nick Parks and Sufjan Stevenses pop up all over the place (and maybe even be one of these yourself), we’d love to connect with you.

What does Sputnik do?

Our aims are simple. We exist to…

  1. Connect Christian artists together
  2. Profile their work 
  3. Fund their projects
  4. Work with churches to engage more effectively with the arts and artists

How can you get involved?

If you’re a Christian-identifying artist who wants to make art for a universal audience, and pursue excellence in your field, we’d love you to get involved in Sputnik. Read this to find out where to start.

If you’re a church leader who wants to serve artists more effectively, we’d love to hear from you and chat through how that may work – send us a message to jonny@sputnikmagazine.co.uk

If you’d like to get a regular anthology of work being made by Christians who are pursuing excellence in the arts and engaging with their local communities and wider culture – and fund that work in the process! – find out about our patronage scheme here.

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But why bother? Why are the arts so important?

Good question. If you’d like to explore this in a bit of detail, put aside 10 minutes, grab a cuppa and let Jonny Mellor, the founder of Sputnik, explain it in a little more detail…