MIPSTERZ is about presenting + producing. We are a creative collective recognizing the power in the minority voice and the broad audiences excited to hear them.
MIPSTERZ is a non-traditional arts and culture collective for emerging Muslim creatives. We enable and amplify Muslim creative voices by presenting and producing original works for general audiences.
We prototype culture-changing creative works
We incubate ideas and initiatives from emerging Muslim artists
We transform academic ideas into accessible experiences
Our vision: wherever culture is consumed, MIPSTERZ provides a robust culture-bending alternative driven by Muslims.
On one hand, MIPSTERZ is a home for marginalized creators to build, collaborate, or experiment with diverse folks who share a common connection to a larger tradition. We actively provide mentorship, resources, and platforms to enable ideas and expression. We are also in the business of producing original content.
On the other hand, MIPSTERZ content is for everyone. It is the collective representation and avenue through which our creativity is amplified in broader, diverse spaces. We work with everyone from the popular media and academia to museums and art spaces to bring our multi-dimensional third-culture inspired voices and stories to the forefront. We are excited to present our work and voice to the world.
You can also make a tax-deductible donation to help us continue presenting and producing authentic narratives! MIPSTERZ is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of MIPSTERZ must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
How we work.
Since 2012, we have brought together creatives by hosting live events and fostering spaces for the next generation of Muslims to express themselves, share their talents, and collaborate.
So far, we curated 60+ events in 12 states: open mics, variety shows, chai hangouts, and the consistently sold out Boston "Spotlight Series" with 100+ guests every event.
We empower individuals to tell their stories and help them execute their ideas through mentorship, collaboration, and in-kind resources. This content is then uploaded through our social media or marketplace.
So far, we have generated millions of views on YouTube and Facebook, sold a few hundred illustrations on our website, and garnered countless press around the world.
Successful MIPSTERZ content are submitted or pitched to larger platforms like museums, brick and mortar stores, and major media networks.
So far, we have featured some of our marketplace products in local stores, sold visual content to media companies, and been featured in museums.
Haseeb the Few, Anik Khan, DJ Rekha, The Kominas, Lucky Chops, Malik Yusef, Linda Sarsour, BlackSpace, Northstar Church of the Arts, SamiR LanGus, Colorado College, Columbia University, Black Muslims Now, Muslim Writers Collective, Hisham Tawfiq, Saks Afridi, Ali Asani, Hussein Rashid, Anaïs Duplan, Nadeem Mazen, Sumbul Siddiqui, Bassam Tariq, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Vela Scarves, Ibtihaj Muhammad, Layla Shaikley, Museum of the City of New York, Azra Dawood, Fatima Farheen Mirza, Neelam, Sara Alfageeh, Kayem, Humeysha, Noor Tagouri, Nzinga Knight, Duke University, EMW Bookstore, The Democracy Center, THE SHED, deYoung Museum, Comique Con, Zoo Labs