IMAN Artist Roster

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.

Eligibility

  • For the Artist Roster: Working performing and visual artists at various stages of career development who align with IMAN’s Mission and Arts & Culture Philosophy are eligible to apply. Eligible artists based in any part of the USA and abroad are welcomed and encouraged to apply.
  • For Sacred Cypher Creatives: Artists who have worked and been presented as part of IMAN’s programming within the past three years are eligible to apply. For this inaugural year, artists may apply for both the Roster and Sacred Cypher Creatives simultaneously. Access to the Sacred Cypher Creatives application is only available after submitting an application to the Roster. Eligible artists based in any part of the USA and abroad are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

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.
5) Information & Application Support Session Recording.

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 – Applications are now closed.

The 2018 Applications for IMAN’s Artist Roster and Sacred Cypher Creatives are now closed. If you have any questions regarding the deadline, your application and/or any technical difficulties experienced during your application process, please feel free to contact us at arts@imancentral.org. We are happy to help.

Join IMAN’s mailing list to be notified when 2019 Applications open in the fall of 2018 and to follow our Arts & Culture events. Thank you for your interest!