Support the Catholic Art Institute
We invite you to help advance our mission: donate today to restore beauty to the culture and Catholic arts.
Today our cultural heritage of beauty is threatened. Within academia, in major art institutions, in our culture at large, and regrettably, within the Church itself, traditional standards of beauty are often seen as irrelevant or are directly attacked. The Catholic Art Institute offers a community of mutual support to those working to uphold the value of beauty and revivify the arts.
Changing the Culture through Education, Community & Grace
Our work and that of our members is supported through our Mass Association and the prayer support of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius. We believe prayer is critical to our mission to restore the Catholic arts and a culture of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness.
We also open our annual conference and many events with a beautiful Mass at St. John Cantius, praying together as a community.
Workshops & Sacred Art Prize
We offer workshops in traditional art-making techniques not offered elsewhere including medieval illumination, classical drawing and composition, painting, gilding, and stained glass fabrication. We hope to train a new generation of artists and preserve these time-honored techniques.
We support artists with our Sacred Art Prize, providing artists an opportunity to show, sell, promote their work, and receive prize money.
We host the leading scholars, artists, architects, philosophers, and theologians of our day for educational events. Through our speaker series, podcasts, and our annual conference, we provide preeminent education, resources, and inspiration to all those interested in the elevation of the visual arts.
Our annual conference, hosted at the elegant Drake Hotel, is our largest event and a unique opportunity for networking and community building while enjoying engaging presentations by leading scholars in the arts.