“As one wall is the entrance to the world that we question, the following is the journey that we will soon travel.”  Saja Tourbah, Final Work, (RE)DEEM THE (R)EVOLUTION, RISD 2014.

Our Mission

Launched in 2018 in memory of Saja Tourbah Dada, The Saja Foundation aims to bring art therapy to cancer wards and support emerging artists.

Support Emerging Artists: We will work closely with Outset Contemporary Art Fund,harnessing their expertise and knowledge of the UK and international art world. We aim to create alegacy by supporting artists in public institutions and facilitate the acquisition of their works to museums and galleries internationally. This will form the Saja Foundation Portfolio. As Outset’s partner our donations will not only help to fund these projects but also grant the Saja Foundation great exposure.
We are forming new relationships everyday and will update you once our agreements are aligned.

Provide Art Workshops and Therapy for Patients: In a cyclical scheme, we want to make an investment in people to do good. As a result, the supported artists and students will contribute to the Charity’s goals through involvement in art workshops at cancer wards in the UK and Lebanon. Additionally,a percentage of the funding will be used to provide professional art therapists. Our aim is to provide an artistic outlet for children and young adults to cope with the serious hardships that are associated with cancer.

Latest Events:

Saja Foundation x RISD Alumni Art Auction (Online bidding available)


Words from the organiser and our very close friend: Atara Kelman

Evening of art and drinks at my loft in West Oakland, to celebrate the life and memory of my dear friend Saja Tourbah (M.Arch 14).

The event will be an auction of art donated by RISD alumni, in support of the foundation. It is a really special opportunity to come together around a beautiful cause, check out emerging artists, and celebrate life. I hope that you can join!

Friday, April 12, 7PM. 1232 19th Street, Oakland, CA. Invitation details attached.

Saja Foundation Latest Works and Events Snapshots:

Our Instagram account follows all the work that is being done through the Saja Foundation and close partners.


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