On Art

Under St. Erik’s Bridge, Stockholm

An outgrowth of New Life Church in Stockholm, Synergy is a network of people interested in connecting Christian faith with the work of musicians, painters, writers, actors and other artists. Members connect with one another via Facebook; they meet in coffee houses and sometimes in desolate urban spaces, such as under bridges, where they seek to engage graffiti artists. The aim is to encourage creative expression and to make public witness to Christian faith. The group receives funding from some community  sources (such as a light company and a local newspaper) and is able to offer stipends to some artists.

—Lil Copan