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Salma Zulfiqar is an International Artist and Human Rights Activist working on migration. Her current creative projects, such as ARTconnects & The Migration Blanket, focus on empowering refugee and migrant women by promoting integration and peace and tolerance to stop hate crimes and extremism. Her artwork has been exhibited during the Venice Biennale 2019 in Italy, London, Birmingham, Paris, Greece & Dubai. In 2022 Salma was presented with the U.K Prime Minister's prestigious Points of Lights Award in recognition of her 'exceptional service empowering refugee women through art classes.' She has been celebrated as one of Birmingham's leading trail blazers in the book One Upon A Time in Birmingham - Women Who Dared to Dream". In 2019, she was awarded the We Are the City 'Rising Star Diversity Award', powered by The Sunday Times. In 2020, she was appointed a UNESCO affiliate artist. Her work on diversity has been opening the doors for female minority artists in the UK and beyond.
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ARTconnects web workshops for Global Solidarity are being held during the COVID19 outbreak.
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A series of creative workshops led by Salma Zulfiqar & aimed at promoting integration, tackling hate crimes and extremism
Salma Zulfiqar is lead artist on the Cultural Connect project to promote integration of refugees in the West Midlands through ARTconnects workshops. The project is supported by Celebrating Sanctuary and Birmingham City Council.
‘Routes to Peace?’ is an artwork which brings to life the stories of ten refugee women from Syria and Africa.