In light of increasing violence and continued instability in Baghdad, Sada has been phasing out our projects over the past six months as we suspend our programs. A letter detailing the context of our closing may be read here. We will be closing this chapter with three financial scholarship awards to several young artists we have been engaged with over the years who have worked prolifically despite overwhelmingly difficult circumstances. Each has studied at Baghdad’s Institute of Fine Arts, one of the oldest, and today beleaguered, art schools in the region.

We thank and are energized by those who have supported, grown, and taken part in our activities over the past four years, and remain committed to exploring new strategies through discourse and collective work.