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Why We Support VASL

AIIR believes that arts and cultural projects can act as forces of lasting social change in communities. AIIR strives to leverage the dynamic power of arts and culture to engage and build communities, address deep rooted societal issues and move individual understanding and social justice forward. We are pleased to support Vasl Artists’ Association in its arts and cultural initiatives.


Vasl Artists’ Association is a non-profit, artist-led initiative, operating in Pakistan since 2001. Vasl is one of the few Pakistani platforms for artists that facilitates art and cultural programs for the public and community. Its initiatives include residencies, exhibitions, publications, research grants, educational outreach programs and various opportunities for young art and design graduates and emerging artists. Vasl’s mission is to encourage critical thinking in creative practices that generates courageous conversations and inspires empathy and inclusion.

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