Amal provides opportunities for people in Britain, regardless of their faith or beliefs, to come together to explore the rich diversity of muslim cultures and arts. Amal began its work in November 2016 as a Programming Fund making grants in support of Muslim cultural production over a pilot phase of about one year. It is now supporting some wonderful creative work which is so important now more than ever.
Amal – ‘hope’ in Arabic – is a programme of the Saïd Foundation making grants in the UK in support of a rich diversity of arts projects and activities, including storytelling, visual arts, theatre, poetry, film, music and dance. The programme aims to further the following dual interlinked objectives:
To increase understanding of Britain’s Muslim communities among people of other faiths and none;
To foster a stronger sense of belonging in the UK among its Muslim communities.
Amal believes that engagement in arts and cultural activity broadens horizons and forges common ground within and between communities. The programme hopes to touch the lives of many, creating greater understanding and bringing people together in creative, innovative and exciting ways.