ArtRole is an Iraqi registered non-profit, non governmental organisation Founded 2004 in United Kingdom, an contemporary arts organization dedicated to building a cultural bridge between the Iraq – Middle East and rest of the world.

ArtRole Operating in Iraq and officially registered in Iraq (No. 4395- L)

  • Mission
    To make a positive contribution to the cultural, artistic and educational life of the Iraq – Middle East through establishing a regular programme of cross-cultural arts activities in the Middle East
    To provide opportunities for artists to visit the Iraq – Middle East to develop new work and for artists from the region to travel abroad.
    To provide facilitation tools, resources and materials to learning institutions in the Iraq – Middle East that enable art education activity
    To raise awareness of environmental and regeneration issues to communities in the Iraq –Middle East through art and art education

ArtRole voices “questions, hopes, ambitions and developments which are currently taking place in Iraq to the outside world through Art and Cultural initiatives. It works to establish harmonious connections through the medium of art and art education, through different creative channels and forums ArtRole intends to encourage, develop and support sustainable systems within arts and education projects which will benefit young people, women and communities as well as the country’s cultural infrastructure.

Core Values
All activities support the building of a modern, democratic, creative and multicultural Iraq by developing international and inter-generational collaborations and networks within and between Iraq, Kurdish Regional and other Middle East Regions, Commitment to promote human rights, freedom of speech and communication between genders and diverse communities, engages with women’s issues and encourages the participation of women and have a role within the organisation and all its activities, Concerned about environmental and regeneration issues in communities of the Region and therefore aims to promote the participation of environmental artists and scientists.