IMAN Artist Roster

APPLY BELOW FOR OUR 2018 LAUNCH!

At various moments across our 20-year history, IMAN’s staff and community of artists, organizers and scholars have explored ideas around enacting a “roster,” a formalized platform to showcase, deepen and nurture the valuable relationships we maintain with the artists we engage. The time has finally come, and we are pleased to announce the 2018 launch of IMAN’s Artist Roster!

Overview

IMAN’s Arts & Culture supports the creation, collaboration and presentation of community-engaged art guided by a philosophy of being spiritually rooted, spatially relevant and socially conscious.

In this inaugural year, the IMAN Artist Roster will feature 30-50 artists aligned with this philosophy and working at the intersections of culture, social justice and community. Every year, 5 artists from the Roster will be selected (via application) as Sacred Cypher Creatives, participants in a year-long opportunity for artists to work closely with IMAN’s initiatives and to receive additional support for artistic projects.

The launch of IMAN’s Artist Roster uplifts the valuable relationships we maintain with the artists we engage and deepens our commitment to positioning the arts as fundamental to IMAN’s work of organizing for social change and fostering health, wellness and healing.

Before You Apply

1) Learn more about opportunities for artists featured on the IMAN Artist Roster.
2) Learn more about opportunities for artists selected as Sacred Cypher Creatives.
3) Read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for applying to the IMAN Artist Roster and 2018 Sacred Cypher Creatives.
4) Preview application questions here.

Important Application Dates

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

  • Application Opens for IMAN Artist Roster.
  • Application Opens for 2018 Sacred Cypher Creatives.

Friday, December 29, 2017

  • Application Closes for IMAN Artist Roster.
  • Application Closes for 2018 Sacred Cypher Creatives.
  • Applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 pm CST. A complete application includes an Online Profile, Narrative, Audio or Video Essay & Work Samples.

January 2018

  • IMAN Artist Roster and Sacred Cypher Creatives Announced.

Information & Application Support Session

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 6pm CST.

How To Apply

  • Note: The application does not allow you to save your responses and then return to complete the form at a later date or time. We recommend that after reading the application, you complete your application answers in a separate document and then return to copy/paste them into the form when you are ready to submit.
  • Read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for applying to the IMAN Artist Roster and 2018 Sacred Cypher Creatives.