UNITED STATES ISMAILI ARTS
UNITED STATES ISMAILI ARTS (USIA)
We’re pleased to introduce the United States Ismaili Arts program that will give artists across the country the opportunity to showcase their talents. All artists will participate at their regional festivals for a chance to qualify for National USIA and potentially the Global Encounters Festival 2024.
You can find more information about how to qualify and details about submissions throughout this website.
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WHAT ARE THE SUBMISSION CATEGORIES?
Arts: January 19-21, 2024 | Location: George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston TX
Artists: You must qualify through a regional event in order to participate at the National level. We recommend checking in with your regional teams to learn about what is being offered and how you can register for local events.
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WHAT IS THE THEME FOR USIA?
The theme for this year’s USIA is “care”. We’re asking artists to express what they care about through their chosen form of art.
We make choices daily related to the things we care about. Our actions or our lack of actions impact others around us, which in turn can influence and inspire our collective efforts towards a promising and sustainable future.
We are interconnected as a Global Jamat. By exploring the relationship between our personal interconnectivity and how it influences the care we extend to the things we share, such as our planet, our environment, our Jamat, our heritage, and ourselves, we can stregthen our identity and also unitedly address the crucial challenges of our era.