Meet The Silk Road Institute's 2022-2023 Creative Arts Grants AwardeesWritten by Silk Road Institute
The Silk Road Institute Creative Arts Grants supports emerging Muslim Canadian artists creating ground-breaking artistic projects.
Each year, Canadian Muslim artists are invited to apply by submitting a proposal for a new artistic creation. Artistic creations include, but are not limited to, the visual arts (paintings, drawings, photography, sculptures, and architecture), literature (novels, poems, and playscripts), and media (documentary, film, and videos). Visual arts or media creations may potentially be showcased by the Silk Road Institute in Montreal and in additional locations.
Two awards are granted annually, with a minimum of one award granted to an artist.
Selected artists are each awarded $2,500 to support the creation of their artistic work.
Congratulations to the 2022-2023 Silk Road Institute Creative Arts Grants awardees: Noor Khan and Idil Djafer!
Noor Khan is a community-engaged multidisciplinary artist whose work is an inquiry of human-made designs; encompassing architecture, infrastructure, objects, materials, policy and law that facilitate cultural, political, and socio-economic activity. They use art and design as a collaborative process to cultivate community, reconnect with people, land, and global indigenous value system(s). Visit her website: https://www.noorkhan.co/
Idil Djafer is a Scarborough-based multidisciplinary conceptual artist working with photography, drawing and installation. Djafer's practice focuses on racial, religious and feminist issues and explores the intersection of her three identities as being a visible Black Muslim Woman. Visit her website: https://www.idildjafer.com/