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Finalists Announced for Freedom A Shared Dream Competition

Farhang Foundation is pleased to announce that five finalists have been selected for Freedom: A Shared Dream, an international urban art competition inspired by Cyrus the Great, who ruled the ancient Persian Empire 2,600 years ago and championed the principles of religious diversity and personal freedom for all.

The contest which began in May 2014, drew over 300 submissions, many from professional artists and architects. Of those, 150 applicants were invited to participate in the second phase by submitting ideas, sketches, and a narrative of their proposed plan. Of these, five finalists have been selected by Farhang's a highly regarded panel of jurors...Read more

Focus Iran: Contemporary Photography and Video

Exhibition Dates: January 25 - May 3, 2015, Craft & Folk Art Museum

This summer, Farhang Foundation and the Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) announced Focus Iran: Contemporary Photography and Video, an international photography and video exhibition seeking submissions that explored themes related to Iranian culture and heritage.
An astounding 615 submissions were received, making this competition Farhang's most successful one to date. Due to the overwhelming number of contestants, the review process has taken longer than expected, and we will be announcing the winning artworks in the coming weeks.
The submissions period for Focus Iran: Contemporary Photography & Video may have ended in September, but the exhibition is just around the corner. To catch the exhibition, be sure to visit CAFAM between January 25 and May 3, 2015. For more information visit Farhang.org/FocusIran.


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

Nader Shah: Warlord Or National Hero Lecture by Professor Rudi Mathee

Watch USC's Farhang Foundation sponsored lecture by distinguished Prof. Rudi Matthee earlier this week. Click on the Image below and enjoy!

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...

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