Art Plus are a non-governmental organization based in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Our work encompasses the fields of arts and culture, and environmental and social empowerment in Kurdistan and Iraq. Our mission is to foster creativity, empathy, and collaboration among people from different backgrounds in the region to enable engagement and social change. We continue to collaborate with local and international research institutions, artists and activists, and organizations to create holistic and sustainable interdisciplinary projects.
Thanks to this partnership with Art Plus, Skate and Create sessions are now underway in Suli Skatepark, Iraq's very first skatepark in Sulaymaniyah, Iraq. This area is home to displaced young people from other parts of Iraq and Syria whose lives have been affected by violence and war. Refugees like these have very few possibilities to interact in a positive way with peers outside their communities. This 650m2 skatepark in Sulaymaniyah now plays host to this Art Plus project, which includes weekly skate classes for local children.