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Call For Community Submissions: Farhang Foundation's 2013 Nowruz Celebration at LACMA

Source: Farhang Foundation

Programming proposals now being accepted; deadline for submissions is September 15th

Los Angeles, CA - July 18, 2012 - Farhang Foundation is calling on our talented community of artists and performers to submit proposals for Performing Arts pieces that visualize some aspect of Nowruz (Iranian New Year). Submissions will be considered for production and performance as part of the programming during the part of the programming during our 5th Annual Nowruz Celebration, taking place on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art(LACMA).

Since 2008, Farhang Foundation has marked the tradition of Nowruz with a grand day of festivities at LACMA. The highlight of our celebration is a live performance by talented artists and performers from our community, before a packed house. Some of the past performances have included:

For the second year in a row, we are opening up submissions to the community-at-large for Performing Arts pieces (theater, dance, or music) that explore the origins, history, and/or themes of Nowruz, presented to a diverse audience, mostly those who are not familiar with this ancient celebration, relaying the inspirational and joyous message of this ancient tradition.

To participate, please submit your proposal as follows:

  1. A brief synopsis or summary of the piece, outlining the discipline, performers, and main theme, as well as a proposed production schedule and budget
  2. An artist statement and bio or CV, with current contact information
  3. Two visual samples of previous works (video or images)
  4. Eligible proposals must be original, able to be performed on stage before a live audience, and will be considered for production.
  5. Qualifying artists will be contacted by Farhang Foundation to discuss next steps. All proposals must be submitted by September 15, 2012.


  • Previously preformed productions are preferred.
  • The piece must be comprehensible to a non-Persian speaking audience who are not familiar with Nowruz.

For sampling of past years' programs, please visit

Related Story: Farhang Foundation's 2013 Nowruz Banner Contest


Farhang FoundationAbout Farhang Foundation - Farhang Foundation is a non-religious, non-political and not-for-profit foundation established in 2008 to celebrate and promote Iranian art and culture for the benefit of the community at large. The foundation supports a broad range of academic activities in Southern California by funding university programs, publications and conferences. The foundation also supports diverse cultural programs such as the celebration of Nowruz and Mehregan, theater, dance performances, film screenings and poetry reading in Southern California. And, in cooperation with various cultural and academic institutions, Farhang Foundation funds major programs and exhibitions about Iran and its culture. However, the content, viewpoints or biases expressed by individual artists, academics, institutions or events supported by the foundation belong solely to each individual party and do not necessarily reflect the views of Farhang Foundation. For more info visit:

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