Khidr Issue 1
Zain co-founded Khidr Collective in March 2017 with Hadi Abbas. Khidr Collective is a multi-disciplinary arts collective platforming the work of Muslim artists.
Zain lead on the editing, art direction and fund-raising of issue 1. He successfully applied for £5,000 funding from Amal and fund-raised £3,000 via a crowdfunder. Zain worked on the logo design of Khidr Collective with designer Derkan Dogan, co-wrote editorial guidelines and commissioned a range of pieces.
The first issue featured writers and artists including, Lena Mohamed, Wasi Daniju, Zia Ahmed, Momtaza Mehri, Jamal Mehmood and Hareem Ghani. Zain also contributed a poem to issue 1.
Zain also lead on programming the launch, held at Rich Mix which featured contributors from the issue.
You can order issue 1 here: