Pioneering Visual Artist: Kosovo

Do you want to put your artistic gift to use while serving in an unreached part of Europe? Do you have a heart for bringing the good news to the lost in a creative way?

  • Start Date: As soon as possible
  • Commitment Length: 2-3 years (Full Time)

We are looking for visual artists who want to share their art form in and among the community and be a bridge to share the hope of Christ with Kosovars.

Situated in Southeast Europe in an area known as the Balkan Peninsula, Kosovo is the second-newest country in the world and has a population of approximately 1.8 million.

Though Kosovo has no official religion according to their constitution, over 90% of the population identify with different sects of Islam making it the overwhelmingly majority religion. While different sects of Christianity exist in Kosovo, the Protestant Church, which primarily developed following the ethnic war in 1999, is comprised of approximately 2000 members countrywide.

Kosovo is a crossroads of East and West, European secularism and Islamic radicalism, and the new generation is experiencing a modernization the previous generation never imagined.

We need people with a pioneering spirit to build up ministry in Kosovo’s capital of Prishtina. Kosovars are discontent with the economic and political situation, and 62% of youth face unemployment. People need to hear the hope of the gospel; we believe one of the ways we can engage the church and community well is through artists, intentionally involved in the creative process and the showcasing of their work with and in the community.

Come with a willingness to work alongside the local church and build lasting relationships with the community around you. Through creating art yourself, collaborating with others, and using arts as a springboard to relationships, come with a desire to put your gift to use.

Requirements:

  • Heart for the lost
  • Ability to work on a team
  • Willingness to learn local Albanian language
  • Skill in visual arts
  • Flexibility to devote time to your artistic discipline and relational ministry and church involvement
  • Passion for working among marginalised, special needs, urban poor, or ethnic minorities

Please note: all jobs/opportunities on this site are unsalaried. Most people joining OM have to raise financial support to cover their living expenses, usually through gifts from home churches and other supporters.