Become a Patron

“I’ve never been pastored as an artist like I have been by you.”— Arts Program Participant

I believe that art isn’t free. And yet, I confess that I often offer it without asking for support. My weekly newsletters are an example, so are my interactive arts projects.

I also serve, support, and mentor many creative individuals, nonprofits, faith organizations, and churches, building and running programs like First Fruits, or speaking into the formation of new ministries.

Even now, I’m standing in the gap for Saddleback Visual Arts as a lay-leader after huge changes, even as I continue to co-found the Network of Christians in Visual Arts. But leading, serving, writing, and creating like this is part of the dream.

So with this, I’m asking for you to become my Patron.

Inspired by the lives of some great artists of history, who had patrons sharing the vision, I invite you into contributing toward me and my work.

Choose a Patron level below and click to subscribe via PayPal.

Thank you for believing in me and the work that I do to promote honor, champion voice, share wonder, and develop unity. Together, let’s continue this and call people into big dreams and deep community.

Here’s some of the work that I feel called to in this season that in becoming a Patron, you will be supporting, sustaining, and championing:

  • Weekly Encouragement and Inspiration through My Newsletters at the Intersection of Arts & Faith
  • Shepherding SVA as a Leader Through a Season of Big Change
  • Sustaining and Supporting the Working Artist Initiative This Summer
  • Running Monthly First Fruits Gathering to Inspire People in Their Creativity and in Connection with God
  • Building the Network of Visual Arts (NCVA) as a New Organization as a Co-Founder
  • Facilitating Creator Circle Groups in NCVA.
  • Mentoring Artists, Creatives, and Leaders

Here are some additional thoughts from people I’ve worked alongside, guided, mentored, or served over the past few years.

“SVA would not exist without you.” — Former Arts Pastor of Saddleback Visual Arts (SVA)

“[Working with Steven] allowed me to be me. It allowed me to create without being judged.” — Working Artist Initiative (WAI) Participant

“I have been participating in creative circles with Steven Homestead for the past three years. In the context of the racial reckoning of 2020, and all of the social disruption brought on by the pandemic, he held space and brought together multi-racial groups who found relief, care, and expansion in artistic communion.”Word Up! Poet and Collaborator