Ahmed is extremely passionate about the arts. He is Edmonton’s current Poet Laureate and a multi-award winning, internationally recognized artist who has traveled to countries like Sudan, Wales, the United States and England, both to perform and lead poetry workshops. He served on the Edmonton Arts Council board for 3 years and chaired the Equity Committee. He also served on the Quarterz Arts board where he hosted and promoted events at the Boyle Street Community League and surrounding neighbourhoods. Ahmed is a leader in the Edmonton poetry community and a professional speaker and who regularly shares his expertise on inclusion and the arts through keynotes and panel discussions.