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!
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.