Farhang Foundation Pledges Support for a Minor in Persian Studies at UC Irvine
Farhang Foundation announces major financial support of a Persian Studies Minor Program, the first of its kind, at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). The program will be available to undergraduate students for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Farhang Foundation has pledged a gift in support of the development of a minor in Persian Studies within the School of Humanities at UCI, which will consist of courses already offered at UCI as well as new Persian Studies courses to be developed. The funds will also support the hiring of a lecturer to teach these courses. Read more...
7th Annual Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival
Submission Period: October 15, 2014 - January 15, 2015
Calling on individuals from all backgrounds and walks of life to submit short films visualizing some aspect of Iranian art, culture, and heritage, Farhang Foundation's annual online short film festival offers contestants the opportunity to compete for $10,000 (first prize), $5,000 (second prize), and $3,000 (third prize).
For more information please visit FarhangFilmFest.org
Farhang Foundation's 4th Annual Fundraising Gala
Tickets are now on sale for Farhang Foundation’s annual celebration of our luminous heritage.
Please join us Saturday November 8, at 6:00 p.m. at the landmark Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.
This year, we are proud to announce Max Amini as our Master of Ceremonies, legendary singer Sattar as our guest-of-honor, and the fabulous Rana Mansour & Karmandan as our featured artist for the evening.
Be a part of Farhang and help support our many wonderful projects!
Tickets can now be ordered online at the below secure link:
Submission Period: July 21 - September 21, 2014
Exhibition Dates: January 25 - May 3, 2015, Craft & Folk Art Museum
Farhang Foundation would like to remind all interested photographers and artists that there is now less than one month left before the submissions deadline for Focus Iran: Contemporary Photography and Video. We have proudly teamed up with our friends at the Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) of Los Angeles to organize this juried international exhibition of photography and video showcasing living artists whose works explore themes related to Iranian culture and heritage. Artists must be 18 years of age or older.
Submissions deadline is September 21, 2014. The selected photographs and videos will be displayed at the Craft & Folk Art Museum from January 25 through May 3, 2015.
Freedom: A Shared Dream
Deadline for Phase II: October 27, 2014
In May of this year, Farhang Foundation launched an international urban art competition, seeking submissions from professional artists for a site-specific artwork that commemorates the ideals of Cyrus the Great. Upon completion, this artwork will be gifted by Farhang Foundation to the city of Los Angeles on behalf of the Iranian American community. We were overjoyed by the outpouring of enthusiasm for this competition and received nearly 300 applications! The submissions deadline officially ended August 15, 2014 and we are now inviting qualifying applicants to participate in Phase II of the competition by submitting a brief narrative along with sketches. The deadline for Phase II is October 27, 2014. Learn more about this historic project at Farhang.org/Freedom and stay tuned for more updates.