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On April 6, 2014, Bill Barnett announced that he and others require assistance with brainstorming the top five areas of artistic discipline in planning for the next Storytellers Creative Arts (SCA). The SCA team needs a response to this request by Friday, April 11.

This will be SCA's fifth annual conference. SCA, also called Storytellers Conference, will be held at Covenant Church of Naples in Naples, Fla. and other venues.

"We are in the process of preparations to begin registration for the 5th annual Storytellers Conference. We are brainstorming topics for breakouts and would like to ask you to help us. We need everyone to please send a few topics of interest or subjects pertaining to artists and equipping them to make an impact on the culture. This is in addition to any types of workshops or needs that one or one's ministry may have that the conference can address." - Bill Barnett with SCA

According to Barnett the conference will also address general topics pertaining to the artist, faith and culture. The purpose of the conference is to motivate and inspire emerging and experienced artists.

The conference will not be held until November 2014. Plans for it have already begun, and the dates will be announced soon. To learn more about this conference, their disciplines and requests go to Storytellers Creative Arts. Also enjoy media video clips at SCA Media.

The top five artistic disciplines include drama, music/vocal, writing/storytelling, visual arts/design and filmmaking/broadcasting/photography.

This is an exciting event for artists, writers, filmmakers, dancers, singers, musicians, designers, techies, storytellers, speakers, actors, worship leaders, and more.

Art - The Church at Auvers by Van Gogh
Art - The Church at Auvers by Van Gogh Image: Wikipedia

Art - The Church at Auvers by Van Gogh

This is an image of a painting by Van Gogh called The Church at Auvers, created in 1890.

Storytellers Creative Arts, Inc. (SCA), is located in Southwest Florida.  It was born out of a conviction that the arts and media can communicate the Gospel in compelling and creative ways to a media-focused world.   The ministry began in 2002 and was founded by Bill Barnett.

Storytellers Media Conference
Storytellers Media Conference Image courtesy of Bill Barnett, used with permission

Storytellers Media Conference

This banner represents the upcoming Storytellers Conference.

Storytelling plays an important role in reasoning processes and in convincing others.

Filmmaking Photo: Wikipedia


This is a photo of a director performing dual roles as director and camera operator gives instructions during the filming of a scene.

SCA provides opportunities of connection and networking among artists – both professional and emerging.  Creative Expression groups are offered, which include discussion on topics about faith, art and culture along with hands on creativity, in community with other artists, experiencing support and sharing ideas.

Drama Image: Wikipedia


These masks symbolize the dramatic arts as in theater, acting, stage performance...

SCA (Storytellers Creative Arts) believes that a generation of artists is rising who will make a difference in our culture using their creative gifts and talents.

Singer Harry Belafonte in 1954
Singer Harry Belafonte in 1954 Photo: Wiki

Singer Harry Belafonte in 1954

This iconic singer Harry Belafonte represents the singing talent that will be at the Storytellers Conference.

Belafonte is an American singer, songwriter, actor and social activist. One of the most successful African-American pop stars in history, he was dubbed the "King of Calypso" for popularizing the Caribbean musical style with an international audience in the 1950s.

This talented man is now 87. He has won three Grammy Awards, including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, an Emmy Award,[2] and a Tony Award. In 1989 he received the Kennedy Center Honors. He was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1994.

Filmmaking as seen in San Francisco in 1983
Filmmaking as seen in San Francisco in 1983 Photo: Wiki

Filmmaking as seen in San Francisco in 1983

Filmmaking can take place outside of the mainstream and is commonly called independent filmmaking. Since the introduction of DV technology, the means of production have become more democratized.

Filmmakers can shoot and edit a film, create and edit the sound and music, and mix the final cut on a home computer.

TV Station Control Room
TV Station Control Room Photo: Wiki

TV Station Control Room

Video production is the process of creating video by capturing moving images (videography), and creating combinations and reductions of parts of this video in live production and post-production (video editing). In most cases the captured video will be recorded on electronic media such as video tape, hard disk, or solid state storage, but it might only be distributed electronically without being recorded. It is the equivalent of filmmaking, but with images recorded electronically instead of film stock.

Music Photo: Wiki


Here Jean-Gabriel Ferlan performs on stage at a 2008 concert.

Music is an art form whose medium is sound and silence. Its common elements are pitch (which governs melody and harmony), rhythm (and its associated concepts tempo, meter, and articulation), dynamics, and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture.

Storytelling by American Indians
Storytelling by American Indians Photo: Wiki

Storytelling by American Indians

Historically speaking, the Indian artist painted in sign language on buckskin.

Storytelling is the conveying of events in words, and images, often by improvisation or embellishment.

Here it is a story about a battle with American soldiers.

Storytellers Creative Arts Banner
Storytellers Creative Arts Banner Image courtesy of Bill Barnett, used with permission

Storytellers Creative Arts Banner

One can follow this conference and the activities leading up to it on Facebook at Storytellers Creative Arts.

The event will be held in November 2014 at Covenant Church of Naples in Naples, Fla.


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