EXTENDED Submission Period: May 1 - August 15, 2014
Farhang Foundation has announced an international art competition that aims to create a historic piece of public art that celebrates cultural freedom and religious tolerance as a monument to the ideals of Cyrus the Great, the Persian King from 2,500 years ago. The work will be gifted to the city of Los Angeles on behalf of the Iranian American community and will be permanently installed in the heart of Los Angeles, one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. The final project should reflect the concepts of freedom and religious diversity, further a sense of spirit and unity, and resonate with people of all ages and backgrounds. This competition is open to experienced professional public art artists including sculptors or other visual art professionals, experienced with the design and implementation of public art projects, as well as the management of installation costs. For more information, including rules and guidelines, visit the official competition page here at Farhang.org/Freedom.
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 Farhang.org/FocusIran.
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.
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.