Gatherton ARTS is working to enliven the cultural sector in the country. Gatherton Arts recognises the value of cultural activity – as a means in itself but also an opportunity to engage with local and international communities.

Gatherton Arts believes that cultural engagement is a key component in the continued development of Iraq. A vibrant cultural landscape reflects a sense of shared well-being – breeding self-confidence, demonstrating accessibility and openness.

Through education and engagement, culture empowers people to grow together. It provides opportunity that feeds the wider economic landscape and fosters communication, understanding and a sense of community across cultures and languages.