FAQ


How do I join the Progressive Christian Artists Network?

It's easy as pie.  Find the PCAN Facebook group, read over the description of the group, and if you feel like it's a good fit, ask to join. 

Note that if you want to be able to post events, listings and forum comments here on this site, there are further steps.
a. Get yourself a Google account, if you don't already have one.  Log in.
b. Find the PCAN Google group and click on the "apply for membership" link in the right-hand column (note that you'll need to become a member of the Facebook group first).
c. After your membership has been reviewed and accepted, you will be able to post and comment when you sign into the site (see the "sign in" link at the bottom of any page).  If you go to the site and can't post, you may need to find Google Sites first.

May I join the network even if I'm not an artist?

Oh come on.  You know we love you.  Anyone who wants to be involved with arts for the progressive Christian movement can join. 

How can I get my website listed on the FIND AN ARTIST page?

a. First, read over the "about us" page of this website to be sure that PCAN is a good fit for you.  People who come looking for you will have certain expectations about who you are. 
b. Find and join the PCAN Facebook group (do this first).  We find that this is a good way to do initial introductions.
c. Find and join the PCAN Google group (see instructions in #1 above).
d. You need to have a website of your own in order to be listed, so go build one (for FREE on Google sites, weebly, wix, etc.) if you don't have one.  Yes, it will take a little time to figure out, but it's not that hard these days and it will be worth it.
e. After your membership has been reviewed and accepted, sign in at the bottom of any page of the site, find the appropriate artist page for your medium (visual arts, performing arts, etc.) and click on the "add item" button at the top left (You must be logged into your Google account).
f. Fill in the appropriate information (keep it brief!) and hit the save button.  Don't forget the http:// part of the web address.
  

How can I get my weblog listed on the PCAN BLOGROLL page?

a. First, be sure that your blog is a good fit.  (We're more interested in blogs about progressive Christan arts than we are in blogs about fly fishing or quirky cat habits that happen to be authored by progressive Christians. Sorry.)
b. Find and join the PCAN Facebook group (do this first) and the PCAN Google group (see instructions in #1 above).
d. After your membership has been reviewed and accepted, find the blog page and click on the "add item" button at the top left (You must be logged into your Google account, and you must sign in to the site -- there's a link at the bottom of every page).
e. Fill in the appropriate information (keep it brief!) and hit the save button. Please do NOT click "customize this list."


How do I post my links on the RESOURCES pages? 

Join the PCAN Facebook group and Google group, as described in #1 above.  Then log into your Google account and sign into this site (see the "sign in" link at the bottom of every page).  You should be able to post then.  Note that all items posted in the COMMONS must have a Creative Commons License.  Also note that you can find where a particular passage of scripture is in the lectionary by searching at the Vanderbilt Revised Common Lectionary Site (search box upper right-hand corner). This is useful when posting in the PCAN Lectionary Project.

What events are appropriate for the EVENTS calendar, and how do I submit an event?

Any events that further the cause of progressive Christian artists, church-related events or not, are appropriate.  We reserve the right to refuse or delete events that would not reflect well on the network, or would appeal to too few people ("I'm playing the after party for my cousin's confirmation!"). 

To enter an event:
a. First, join the PCAN Facebook and PCAN Google groups. (See #1 above.)
b. While you are logged into your Google account, go to the calendar page here at the PCAN site and click on the "Google calendar" icon at the bottom right of the calendar.  You should be able to add an item (See Google calendar help for instructions).  Please keep descriptions brief.
 

Is there a charge to get my blog, website, or event listed?

Not at this point.  Thanks to a gift from Eden Theological Seminary, the minimal costs of this site and its logo have been underwritten. We are doing our best to use free internet services and volunteer labor in order to keep this site free for our users.