Other Organisations

Abbey of the Arts

The Abbey is a virtual global monastery offering online classes & retreats, live retreats, reflections, and resources which integrate contemplative practice, creative expression, and compassionate service.

Art and Sacred Places

Art and Sacred Places promotes interaction between religion and art, largely by siting contemporary art in sacred places. It engages new audiences by exploring the relationship between art and spirituality, encouraging debate and understanding. Click here for Blog.

Awakening Arts

Awakening Arts is a worldwide network of artists, patrons and friends who support Art which uplifts, inspires, transforms and awakens.We are a growing resource nexus working in synergy to create exhibitions, retreats and symposiums.

Breathing Space Retreat Centre

Jill Robson has just opened this day retreat centre in Derbyshire’s Peak District. The centre is available for a variety of workshops. They are not online yet, though we hope to have more information available soon. For now, please contact Jill on 01433620350.

Contemplative Spirituality Network

The Network is offering support, companionship and resources for the Christian journey of transformation and healing towards wholeness and unity throught encouraging contemplative prayer in daily life giving rise to compassionate action and social justice; promoting the study, and relevance, of the Christian Contemplative, or Mystical, tradition in the contemporary world through talks and seminars, study groups, retreats and pilgrimages; linking with other Christian groups, communities, networks and individuals whose hearts rest in silent prayer and contemplative living and exploring and supporting the contemplative dimension in interfaith dialogue.

Hacienda los Olivos

Spain’s first art and spirituality eco-retreat, opening this autumn in a farmhouse in a national park setting. The centre will be open to individuals and groups and aims to refresh visitors physically and spiritually via art, music, nature and conversation. One of the highlights will be retreats on Saint John of the Cross. The centre is in Sierra Nevada, closest cities Malaga and Granada. For more information see the centre website.

Hawkwood College, Gloucestershire

Members of ASN may be interested in some of the courses, retreats, concerts and other events at Hawkwood College, which was founded on Rudolf Steiner principles some 60 years ago. Examples of this year’s courses are: Exploring Sacred Space and Sound, Finding a Voice, Growing through Change, Writing the Spirit, The Artist’s Way, Painting with Time.


The Leaveners offer a unique, high-quality programme of arts-based workshops, projects and events that explore issues relating to human rights, social justice, peace and spirituality. We draw upon contemporary Quaker values to guide and shape our projects and events, with the aim of inspiring meaningful conversations about such challenging issues.

Living Spirituality

LivingSpirituality exists for the mutual support of people exploring their own spiritual journeying, and bringing together the contemplative and active dimensions of life, broadly rooted within the Christian tradition. We intend LivingSpirituality to be a resource through which people can find material, groups and people to help deepen and anchor their explorations through all stages of journeying – at times of adversity and at times when we are in touch with the oneness of life. LivingSpirituality is here to keep people informed about a wide range of initiatives and events relevant to our vision, and to maintain connection between people on a similar journey. Here is a downloadable LS leaflet-May13.

London Interfaith Centre

Providing a space where interfaith meetings, study and dialogue can take place amongst different world religions.

London Quakers

A resource for Quakers in and around London, and for people interested in finding out more about Quakerism.


Meditatio is the outreach of The World Community for Christian Meditation. It shares the fruits of meditation with the wider world and directs the wisdom of meditation towards the problems and crises of our time.
It engages in dialogue with both the secular and scientific mind and different faiths from the common ground opened by the universal wisdom of meditation.

Quaker Arts Network

The Quaker Arts Network has recently been set up , to help Quakers (widely defined) interested in the arts (widely defined) to connect up and to encourage and support the use of the arts among Quakers for spiritual purposes. QAN has an email list for people to contact others. They have recently published an art calendar (for 2014) as a one-off project, featuring artworks inspired by Quaker worship, few of which are widely known.

Retreats Association

An association that provides information and resources for spirituality, retreats and quiet days, for users and those involved in provision of spiritual pathways and spiritual direction.


Formerly known as the London Spirituality Network, they are expanding their horizons to include spirituality programmes across the entire United Kingdom. Their statement of purpose is: “UKSpirituality is the most diverse and inclusive listing of high quality spirituality programmes and events currently happening across the entire United Kingdom. We vet each contribution to ensure it is non-dogmatic and participative and open to everyone regardless of age, race, ethnicity, ability or sexual orientation. Spirituality without conformity for people of all perspectives!”

Sarum College

Learning, scholarship, research, contemplation, prayer, encounter, dialogue and discovery.

The Scientific and Medical Network

Exploring the frontiers of science, medicine, spirituality and medical experience.

Society For Religious Artists

The SFRA has been set up to provide a forum for religious artists of any faith and provide a platform to promote the siginificance of religious art in the world today.

Tobias School of Art and Therapy

Tobias School of Art and Therapy is an independent charity offering a professional training in Transformative Arts in Therapy and courses in fine art.

United Religions Initiative

A locally rooted international movement to build interfaith co-operation.