IMAN supports the creation, collaboration and dynamic presentation of community-engaged arts guided by a philosophy of being Spiritually Rooted, Spatially Relevant and Socially Conscious. In this inaugural year, the 2018 IMAN Artist Roster features 30 performing and visual artists working across the U.S. and internationally who are aligned with our philosophy and working at the intersections of culture, social justice and community. The Artist Roster formalizes the valuable relationships IMAN has fostered with artists for over 20 years and our ongoing efforts to explore innovative ways to support art makers shaping the future.
Off the stages and beyond the galleries, IMAN invests in the long-term careers of artists by building collaborative relationships through social organizing; partnering with artists as advisors and decision-makers on our Arts & Culture programming; and building community, sharing skills and expanding resources through annual Artist Retreats. Each year, five artists from the Roster will be selected as Sacred Cypher Creatives, participants in a year-long opportunity to work closely with IMAN’s initiatives through our Artist in Community Residency and receive additional support for their individual artistic projects.
It is our privilege to support and work with an inspiring array of artists uniquely invested in radically reimagining the world as it could be. We invite you to connect with IMAN through the Artist Roster and explore the creativity of our featured artists cultivating community and change!
Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) is a community organization that fosters health, wellness and healing in the inner-city by organizing for social change, cultivating the arts and operating a holistic health center. The Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.