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St. Michael's Orthodox Church

3701 St Michael Church Dr

Louisville, KY 40220

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Artefact: The Technique of Culture Creation

Artefact Louisville is a collaboration between the Climacus Conference and the newly founded Artefact Institute. This Artefact Event will incorporate lectures, individual instruction, workshops, and performances in the following disciplines as components of the Artefact Culture Creation model.

  • Music - choral conducting and ensemble singing; folk music (singing and instrumental); folk dancing
  • Storytelling - narrative crafting; public speaking, toasts; live storytelling
  • Conviviality - interior design; food preparation and styling; planning and hosting a Feast

Artefact Louisville participants may enroll as any of the following:

Conductor - $350

Writer - $300

Voice Student - $200

Byzantine Chanter - $200

Choir Member - $150

Lectures Only - $125

As a Writer you'll:

  • Attend all Artefact lectures, all meals, and The Village Feast
  • Have 6+ hours of intensive coaching on story crafting, editing, and public speaking from author, and teacher, Dn. Nicholas Kotar
  • Craft and present narrative for multimedia choral performance to be presented on Saturday evening
  • Craft and present poetry or prose to be presented as toast in The Village Feast
  • Attend choice of lectures sponsored by Climacus Conference

As a conductor you'll:

  • Attend all Artefact lectures, all meals, and Village Feast
  • 6+ hours of intensive conducting coaching with Benedict Sheehan and Dr. Anthony Maglione
  • Rehearse and conduct repertoire to be performed in multimedia performance on Saturday evening
  • Rehearse and conduct repertoire to be sung in services for the Feast of the Meeting of the Lord (Candlemas)
  • Sing in all ensembles for Concert, Liturgical Services, and The Village Feast

As a voice student you’ll:

  • Attend all Artefact lectures, all meals, and The Village Feast
  • Have 6+ hours of individualized coaching in western vocal technique with Maria Sheehan and Dr. Fotina Naumenko
  • Prepare and sing solo or small ensemble repertoire for multimedia choral performance to be presented on Saturday evening
  • Prepare and sing solo or small ensemble repertoire for services for the Feast of the Meeting of the Lord (Candlemas)
  • Prepare and sing solo or small ensemble folk repertoire be presented in The Village Feast

As a Byzantine Chanter you’ll:

  • Attend all Artefact lectures, all meals, and The Village Feast
  • Have 6+ hours of individualized coaching in Byzantine Chant repertoire and technique with Photini Downie-Robinson
  • Prepare and sing solo or small ensemble repertoire for multi-media choral performance to be presented on Saturday evening
  • Prepare and sing solo or small ensemble repertoire for services for the Feast of the Meeting of the Lord (Candlemas)
  • Prepare and sing solo or small ensemble folk repertoire be presented in The Village Feast

As a Choir Member you’ll:

  • Attend all Artefact lectures, all meals, and The Village Feast
  • Participate in ensemble rehearsals on Friday and Saturday
  • Prepare both sacred and folk repertoire for Saturday’s multimedia choral performance, Sunday’s Festal Liturgy for the Meeting of the Lord (Candlemas), and The Village Feast on Sunday evening

As a Lectures Only participant you’ll:

  • Attend all Artefact lectures, all meals, and The Village Feast
  • Attend multi-media choral performance on Saturday evening
  • Attend choice of lectures sponsored by Climacus Conference

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Event Highlights

Thursday, January 30

  • Opening Prayer/Morning Singing
  • Intensive Coaching in Writing, Conducting, and Vocal Technique for Coaching Track registrants
  • Evening Lecture - "A Jealous Love for the Beauty of God's House" Bp. (elect) Alexis Trader

Friday, January 31

  • Opening Prayer/Morning Singing
  • Morning Lecture - "Culture Creation & Re-Enchantment" Dn. Nicholas Kotar
  • Workshop Sessions/Rehearsals
  • Climacus Lectures
  • Vespers

Saturday, February 1

  • Opening Prayer/Morning Singing
  • Morning Lecture - "Conviviality & Designed Environments" Amanda Jacobs
  • Climacus Lectures
  • Vespers for Entry of the Lord
  • Multimedia Concert - "St. Symeon & Expectation"

Sunday, February 2

  • Divine Liturgy for Entry of the Lord
  • Village Feast Set-up
  • The Village Feast

FAQ

What is Artefact?

Artefact is a new concept in culture creation. The Artefact Institute is a collective of artists and crafters and thinkers who work with partipants on a technical level to create new, live, immersive experiences involving liturgy, visual art, music, literature, storytelling, architecture, craft, and conviviality. Artefact experts can teach you the "how" of Christian Culture in the same program as we discuss the "why".

Why should I attend?

At Artefact Louisville you will have an experience that will help you to understand how to create culture in your own community and family. You will connect deeply with fellow participants, bonding while creating something truly beautiful, to the Glory of God.

Building on the foundation of deep and meaningful discussion that the Climacus Conference became known for, you will get to talk in detail about why culture creation is important, and why specific elements are essential. Then, uniquely, you will get to put those words into action by bringing into reality the subject of your discussions. Your enjoyment of these elements will be enhanced by your new intimate understanding of the technique used to create them. And the significance of the technique will be all the more clear.

You will engage with leaders in the liturgical arts, including musicians, writers, pastors, architects, designers, craftsmen, event coordinators, and public speakers. It will be a place to get inspired and learn about the best art, ideas, and resources in the American Orthodox Christian community, whether you are an Orthodox Christian yourself or not.

This conference will bring you closer to your fellow brothers and sisters as you learn important practical community building techniques and you put those techniques into action. We encourage participants to attend with friends or family so as to share this profound experience.

What does my Artefact event ticket include?

It includes access to the conference, meals, The Feast, and all instruction, depending on your track.

I want to come with a group. Are there group discounts?

Yes, we offer a Group Discount! Buy 3 tickets and get one Choir Member or Lectures Only ticket for free!

If you have a group of more than 5 attendees, please email info@artefactinstitute.com to request a custom discount.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email us at info@artefactinstitute.com.

What's the cancellation/refund policy?

We don’t offer refunds but you can transfer the ticket to a colleague or friend. Any ticket transfers must be made at least 48 hours before the event.

Where can I stay for the event?

There are a number of hotels in the area. Here's a few to check out.

Breckinridge Inn About 5 minute drive to St. Michael's, low price range.

Hilton Garden Inn St. Matthews Brand new, medium price range. Roughly 10-15 minute drive to St. Michael's.

Omni Louisville Gorgeous. Maybe 20 minute drive to church.

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3701 St Michael Church Dr

Louisville, KY 40220

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