Are you a creative person looking to use your talents to influence the corporate world? Are you someone who likes to come up with unique ideas, work with their hands or maybe just thinks differently? Sometimes it can feel like it’s impossible to connect your passion or hobby with your full-time job.
 
In this session, Aid Murad, Founder and CEO at AM Creatives, talks about how she tied her skills in the business world with her passion and interests in the creative industry. She’ll dive into details about how she turned her hobby into a full-time business, about the challenges that come from creating art for fun and doing so for income and the advice she wishes someone had given her when she was starting out. 
 
Discover more about Aida Murad, the self-taught Arab-American entrepreneur based in NYC. Learn about her mission to help people feel seen, heard and loved through art, and why it matters.
 
🚨This is a LIVE session which means you’ll have the unique chance to ask questions and get answers directly from Aida. .

**About Aida Murad:**

Aida Murad is a self-taught Arab-American NYC based Spiritual Artist whose mission is to help people feel seen, heard and loved through art. She paints with her fingers due to a past trauma. It took her a long time to embrace the ‘Artist’ label but now she knows this is who she is. She became an Artist because she had Rheumatoid Arthritis. They say the darker the shadow the brighter the light. Her Rheumatoid Arthritis was her shadow. Her art is her light and serves as a light for others. When she was 20 years old, she was diagnosed with her shadow and, subsequently, semi paralyzed for 4.5 years. She was bed bound. When she was in a place of suffering, she turned to art to help her heal. However, she didn’t paint with paint brushes, she painted only with her hands to demonstrate to herself and to the world that she is not damaged, and this dysmorphia will not define her. 

Today, Aida creates fine art by painting with her fingers to both beautify people's physical spaces and bring healing (each art piece is infused with reiki). As of January 2022, Aida has sold out 10 collections and has been featured in 16 exhibitions. Her work has been featured globally including in Voice of America, Reuters, TRT World, Al Jazeera, and the United Nations. She has also collaborated with Grammy Award winning artists including the drummer from The Doors, John Densmore, to use art for social good. Her paintings have been acquired globally including by the previous Deputy Minister of Culture of the U.A.E, Qatar America Institute for Culture, Board Member of the National Museum of Mexican Art and the previous Chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights under Obama's administration at a historical landmark in Chicago. Aida has been selected as a BMW Foundation Responsible Leader and has received awards including FHI 360 Emerging Leader, FHI 360 Women's Impact Award and Most Voted Artist at RAW Art. As an Arab and previously disabled individual, Aida hopes to open increased pathways for more minorities and differently abled individuals to enter the arts as well as use art for nature conservation and climate change awareness. Follow Aida's artwork and journey through her website and Instagram. 


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[NEW] Art & Entrepreneurship: How to Turn Your Passion into a Career

Are you a creative person looking to use your talents to influence the corporate world? Are you someone who likes to come up with unique ideas, work with their hands or maybe just thinks differently? Sometimes it can feel like it’s impossible to connect your passion or hobby with your full-time job.

In this session, Aid Murad, Founder and CEO at AM Creatives, talks about how she tied her skills in the business world with her passion and interests in the creative industry. She’ll dive into details about how she turned her hobby into a full-time business, about the challenges that come from creating art for fun and doing so for income and the advice she wishes someone had given her when she was starting out.

Discover more about Aida Murad, the self-taught Arab-American entrepreneur based in NYC. Learn about her mission to help people feel seen, heard and loved through art, and why it matters.

🚨This is a LIVE session which means you’ll have the unique chance to ask questions and get answers directly from Aida. .

About Aida Murad:

Aida Murad is a self-taught Arab-American NYC based Spiritual Artist whose mission is to help people feel seen, heard and loved through art. She paints with her fingers due to a past trauma. It took her a long time to embrace the ‘Artist’ label but now she knows this is who she is. She became an Artist because she had Rheumatoid Arthritis. They say the darker the shadow the brighter the light. Her Rheumatoid Arthritis was her shadow. Her art is her light and serves as a light for others. When she was 20 years old, she was diagnosed with her shadow and, subsequently, semi paralyzed for 4.5 years. She was bed bound. When she was in a place of suffering, she turned to art to help her heal. However, she didn’t paint with paint brushes, she painted only with her hands to demonstrate to herself and to the world that she is not damaged, and this dysmorphia will not define her.

Today, Aida creates fine art by painting with her fingers to both beautify people's physical spaces and bring healing (each art piece is infused with reiki). As of January 2022, Aida has sold out 10 collections and has been featured in 16 exhibitions. Her work has been featured globally including in Voice of America, Reuters, TRT World, Al Jazeera, and the United Nations. She has also collaborated with Grammy Award winning artists including the drummer from The Doors, John Densmore, to use art for social good. Her paintings have been acquired globally including by the previous Deputy Minister of Culture of the U.A.E, Qatar America Institute for Culture, Board Member of the National Museum of Mexican Art and the previous Chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights under Obama's administration at a historical landmark in Chicago. Aida has been selected as a BMW Foundation Responsible Leader and has received awards including FHI 360 Emerging Leader, FHI 360 Women's Impact Award and Most Voted Artist at RAW Art. As an Arab and previously disabled individual, Aida hopes to open increased pathways for more minorities and differently abled individuals to enter the arts as well as use art for nature conservation and climate change awareness. Follow Aida's artwork and journey through her website and Instagram.

Click "Register" to secure your slot. When the webinar launches, that same button will say "Join with Zoom." Click to join the event.

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