Farhang Foundation invites artists, writers, directors, and performers to join us in our efforts to create a dynamic and immersive theatrical experience in honor of Nowruz (Iranian New Year). Calling on talented and creative individuals to submit proposals for Performing Arts pieces that visualize the story of Nowruz. Eligible submissions will be considered as the central program featured during our 7th Annual Nowruz (Iranian New Year) Celebration, taking place on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)'s Leo S. Bing Theater. Deadline for submissions is September 1, 2014.
Farhang Foundation is calling on aspiring or veteran graphic artists to submit original designs that conceptualize Nowruz (Iranian New Year) or some other aspect of Iranian culture. Eligible designs will be considered as the central artwork featured on street banners that will proudly promote Farhang's 7th Annual Nowruz (Iranian New Year) Celebration at LACMA throughout prominent boulevards in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley in March 2015. Deadline for submissions of design concepts is September 1, 2014.
Passing of Mrs. Simin Behbahani, Recipient of the 2011 Farhang Heritage Awards!
It is with deep regret and sorrow that we learned about the passing of Mrs. Simin Behbahani, the most prominent contemporary Persian poet and the recipient of the 2011 Farhang Heritage Award.
Having been nominated twice for the Nobel Prize in literature and being the honoree of many international literary awards, she was one of the most outstanding figures of the modern Persian literature and widely regarded as the National Poet of Iran.
On behalf of the board of trustees and the entire Farhang Foundation family, we extend our heartfelt condolences to her family and friends in Iran and around the world.
Hooshang Pak MD
Chairman of the Award Committee
Submission Period: July 21 - September 21, 2014
Exhibition Dates: January 25 - May 3, 2015, Craft & Folk Art Museum
Farhang Foundation is calling on artists to learn more about and participate in Focus Iran: Contemporary Photography and Video, a group exhibition of approximately 25 photographs and videos that showcase themes related to Iranian culture. Organized by the Los Angeles-based Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) and Farhang Foundation, the exhibition will take place at CAFAM between January 25 and May 3, 2015. The submission period is July 21 through September 21, 2014. For more information, visit