I have now completed my Masters, and actually whilst studying I was applying many aspects of my studies through trial projects such as partnering madrassas with arts organisations, convening a Muslim culture forum or delivering the first Eid event in the Tate Modern’s history.
As the result of my last two years’ worth of work I have been awarded a fully funded AHRC Doctorate position at Tate Modern in partnership with Goldsmiths, looking at: ‘What is the potential for religious literacy in cultural institutions, by examining how they consider British Muslim experiences’. This is the first contemporary religious studies doctorate in partnership with any museum, and the first in Tate’s history.
I would not be in the position to receive this, if it wasn’t for the scholarship I received in 2017, the scholarship which included a bursary that allowed me to have time to not just study, but put my studies into practice.
Hassan is a visual artist and community arts programmer. He was awarded a scholarship to study an MA in Applied Anthropology & Community & Youth Work at Goldsmith’s University of London and is exploring the potential of creative expression to create expansive faith dialogues.