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As artists, we wield tremendous influence in our culture. Plato rightly feared the arts’ ability to shape thought and sway the affection of society. When we harness the power of our public voice to speak out as advocates, we pierce the consciences of good men and women. We are proud to join forces with artists who are willing to use their influence and platform to tell the stories of those whose voices might never be heard... the poor, the marginalized, and the oppressed living in impoverished communities around the world.

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  Jasmine Owen

Announcing: The City Harmonic and The Benediction Tour

The City Harmonic was born out of a few small churches working together in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. What God has done with four guys from a steel-town and some humble songs for the Church has been incredible, but after 8 years on the road, the finish line is in sight for this homegrown worship band. […]

  

  Jasmine Owen

Announcing: Harlem Globetrotters 2017 World Tour

The Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their action-packed 2017 World Tour to Canada! A star-studded roster will have fans of all ages on the edge of their seats to witness the ball-handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that they’ve come to be known for. Throughout their 90-year history, the Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their […]

  

  Jasmine Owen

Enter our Brooke Nicholls Instagram Giveaway!

Here at the Artist Collective, we’ve had a whirlwind of a weekend at Break Forth/GMA Week! From the 38th Annual Covenant Awards to a variety of intensive workshops, intimate showcases and main-stage concerts, Christian artists from across the country and in all seasons of their music careers gathered in Edmonton to congratulate one another on […]

  

  Jasmine Owen

GMA Week: World Vision Artist Collective Workshops

Time flies, and today we’re just seven days from GMA Week! The festivities officially kick off next Thursday, January 26 with the 38th Annual Covenant Awards, celebrating the past, present and future of Canadian Christian music. But today, we want to highlight some exciting workshops taking place on Friday, January 27 as part of Break […]

  

  Jasmine Owen

Announcing: Couples Night Out

This February, join us for the ultimate date night with a message! Couples Night Out has the simple but effective vision to engage couples in communities across Canada in an evening of laughter and ministry. Featuring Pastor/Comedian Steve Geyer, the evening will use humour, teaching, and personal reflections to inspire couples to live, love and […]

  

  Jasmine Owen

GMA Week: MercyMe Concert

Grammy-nominated, Dove Award-winning band MercyMe has been a dominant voice in Christian music for more than 20 years. In fact, you’ll find the group atop of many “Best Christian Artists of All Time” lists. With songs like Greater and Word of God Speak, MercyMe has lifted and encouraged Christ-followers with their music around the world […]

  

  Jasmine Owen

The 38th Annual Covenant Awards

It’s that time of year again! GMA Canada and the World Vision Artist Collective are proud to present the 38th Annual Covenant Awards, celebrating the best in Canadian Christian Music.     This year’s award ceremony will take place on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. The evening will […]

  

  Jasmine Owen

New Music: Q&A with Terry Posthumus

Hailing from Oshawa, Ontario, Terry Posthumus is an innovative Canadian artist, activist and speaker. Known for introspective and inspirational lyrics, Terry weaves his passion for life, faith and justice into the very fabric of his stories and songs. We caught up with Terry to hear about his new album and Candlelight Christmas tour with fellow […]

  

  Jasmine Owen

Announcing: The Perfect Gift Christmas Tour

This December, Juno Award-winning country music star Jason McCoy brings The Perfect Gift Christmas Tour to Western Canada! As lead singer of country group The Road Hammers, McCoy’s career has brought him all around the world. But this Christmas, McCoy returns to his home and native land, Canada, to share his story and celebrate the […]

  

  Steve Lensink

Why We Worship

Why We Worship is a night of discovering who we are and what we were made for; a blueprint for why we worship. Featuring Canadian worship leaders Greg Sykes and Brooke Nicholls, Why We Worship aims to unify believers to sing familiar songs, learn some new ones, and bring God the honor and glory that […]

  

  Jasmine Owen

Announcing: The UNASHAMED Acoustic Christmas Tour

Building 429 returns to Canada to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year! No strangers to the Canadian music scene, the band is known for their hit Canadian Radio singles like “Impossible,” “Unashamed,” and the gold-certified “Where I Belong.” Featuring a special acoustic performance, Building 429 and the UNASHAMED Acoustic Christmas Tour will travel […]

  

  Jasmine Owen

Free Events: Eugene Cho in Vancouver

As promised, the Artist Collective Speaker Series is once again excited to present pastor, advocate, and author Eugene Cho – this time in Vancouver! Eugene will be speaking at two area events this weekend, and he’ll be joined by renown Canadian worship leader, songwriter and church planter David Ruis. Admission to these events are FREE […]

  

  Jasmine Owen

A Voice For Change: Tom Cochrane

This October marks 25 years since the release of Tom Cochrane’s 1991 album, Mad Mad World, which earned him four Juno Awards and includes the globally recognized rock anthem, “Life is a Highway.” Tom has also been a long-time World Vision supporter and ambassador. Today, we look back at how one of Canada’s most popular […]

  

  Jasmine Owen

Our Lady Peace, I Mother Earth & The Standstills

Canadian rock fans rejoice! This fall, The Standstills are heading out across the country with I Mother Earth, kicking off a whirlwind, 20-stop tour in Winnipeg, MB on October 6. Our Lady Peace joins the lineup in Abbotsford on October 15. We’re thrilled about our partnership with The Standstills. During the tour, they’ll be focusing on […]

  

  Jasmine Owen

Free Events: Eugene Cho in Toronto

The Artist Collective Speaker Series is excited to present pastor, advocate, and author Eugene Cho in Toronto this weekend! Eugene will be speaking at four area events. Admission is FREE and open to all! Click on an event listing below to view details and directions:   Friday, September 23 at 7:30 pm Toronto, ON Saturday, […]

  

  Jasmine Owen

Coming This Fall: Ice Age On Ice

Today, we’re excited to announce a new partnership with Ice Age On Ice, coming to cities across Canada this fall! Ice Age On Ice is based on the blockbuster animated movie franchise, featuring Scrat, Sid, Manny, Diego and the rest of the prehistoric pack as they bring an avalanche of adventure to fans for the […]

  

  Jasmine Owen

Watch Now: Kili Climb 4 Kids Documentary

On July 15, 2015, a team of ambitious adventurers – including three World Vision Celebrity ambassadors – embarked on a journey of a lifetime. Their mission: To climb Africa’s highest mountain, and help World Vision Canada raise awareness for the plight of children engaged in dirty, dangerous and degrading jobs. The climb would take them […]

  

  Jasmine Owen

Rebuilding Nepal: Hope From the Rubble

On April 25, 2015, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the nation of Nepal, triggering an avalanche on Mount Everest, flattening villages, killing thousands, and injuring thousands more. The aftershocks lingered on for days, culminating in a second, magnitude 7.3 earthquake on May 12 – shaking the country of 28 million people to its core. World […]

  

  Jasmine Owen

Rebuilding Nepal: Q&A with David Ruis

David Ruis is a well-respected Canadian worship leader, songwriter and communicator. He is also known as a church planter and pastor, having established churches with the Vineyard family in Canada, the United States, Nepal and India. In September 2015, he spent several weeks with World Vision and the Vineyard Church in Nepal. The team visited […]

  

  Jasmine Owen

World Vision thanks Tim Neufeld for his partnership

Today World Vision announces that after many years of wonderful partnership, musician Tim Neufeld is no longer a member of the organization’s Artist Collective. He has been part of the World Vision Artist Collective since 2001 – as a member of the bands Starfield and most recently Tim & the Glory Boys – as a […]

  

  Jasmine Owen

Rebuilding Nepal: Q&A with Ryan McAllister

Ryan McAllister is a singer-songwriter, producer, and former Maverick recording artist from the Fraser Valley in British Columbia. In 2015, he spent two weeks in Kathmandu, Nepal with World Vision Canada and the Vineyard Church, seeing the impact of ongoing relief efforts, visiting with locals and collaborating with a few Nepalese artists on newly released […]

  

  Jasmine Owen

Rebuilding Nepal: Q&A with Sam McLoughlin

Sam McLoughlin is a west coast born-and-bred Canadian filmmaker. He has traveled and documented stories through film in Liberia, Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand and the Philippines. Last fall, Sam joined World Vision Canada and the Vineyard Church in Kathmandu, Nepal, seeing firsthand the impact of relief efforts and shooting a 23-minute documentary on the ongoing rebuild […]

  

  Jasmine Owen

Sing Across The World

  Get a FREE Download of the ‘Touch the Sky’ mp3!   WHY Sing Across The World is a celebration of music and an inspiring call to action. It’s about crossing borders, sharing creativity and uniting our voices in song to help the world’s most vulnerable children.   WHO In 1999, internationally-acclaimed Canadian songwriter/producer James […]

  

  Jasmine Owen

Looking Ahead: GMA Week

We’ve been anticipating this for several long months now… on November 5, we’ll be gathering in Edmonton, Alberta for the 2015 Covenant Awards, celebrating the achievements of some of the very best in Canadian Christian music. We are especially excited to honour our partners in the Artist Collective, many of whom were nominated for their […]

  

  Jasmine Owen

2015 Covenant Award Nominees

September brings with it clear skies, pumpkin-flavoured coffee, a brand new touring season… and today, the 2015 Covenant Award nominees! We here at Artist Collective HQ are celebrating with our partners as they’re being honoured for their contributions to the Canadian Christian music space. What an incredible year it’s been so far. Album of the Year […]

  

  Jasmine Owen

New Music: Q&A with Lightfall

Lightfall began their journey in late 2012. When they released their self-titled EP in June of 2014, it debuted at #1 on the iTunes Inspiration Charts and #36 on the Canadian Top Albums. There’s been no stopping them since. This week, Lightfall is gearing up for their first full-length release, Lost in Who You Are. […]

  

  Jasmine Owen

ICYMI: Artist Appreciation

Last week, the World Vision Artist Collective hosted our first-ever Artist Appreciation Dinner and Training Day. While we’re always connecting with our artists and exploring new ways to support them in their craft, the Artist Appreciation event was an opportunity for members of the Collective to gather and learn from each other.

  

  Jasmine Owen

New Music: Q&A with Caves

Caves​ is a Canadian worship duo from Whitby, Ontario. Josh McCabe and Matt Shaban began writing songs during the summer of 2013, creating demos for what eventually became their self-titled debut record. We recently caught up with Josh to find out how the band and their new album came about.

  

  Jasmine Owen

Canada Day: Where to Celebrate

Just because Canada Day falls on a weekday this year, doesn’t mean there aren’t some rocking celebrations where you can demonstrate your true, patriot love. In fact, a few of our amazing Artist Collective members will be out wowing crowds across the country! If you’re still trying to firm up your plans… look no further. […]

  

  Steve Lensink

Kili Climb for Kids

You may have heard the news: some folks from Team World Vision are fixing to climb a mountain. Yes, you heard that right – A REAL LIFE MOUNTAIN. From June 16-24, they’ll travel to Tanzania to pit their wits against Mount Kilimanjaro in order to raise funds and awareness for our No Child For Sale […]