Farhang Foundation’s Annual Fundraising Gala is held on the first Saturday in November. This annual fundraiser helps support the foundation's 50+ annual programs and events.
Farhang Foundation’s Iranian Studies Initiative at the University of Southern California (ISI at USC) is a multi-phased effort launched in 2010 to establish a first-ever Iranian Studies program at USC. With full support from USC, Farhang Foundation spearheaded this initiative with one goal in mind: to create a thriving and comprehensive Iranian Studies program at USC.
Since launching in 2009, Farhang Foundation has set out to recognize those remarkable individuals who have dedicated their lives to the preservation of Iranian culture and history, the advancement of Iranian studies, and the enrichment of society through their extraordinary artistic contributions.
Ther Vernal Equinox marks the beginning of Sping and Nowruz, the Iranian New Year. Farhang Foundation hosts events throughout Southern California to mark this joyous occasion by providing diverse family-oriented cultural programming, concerts, traditional music, dancers, cuisine, and more.
Founded in 2009, the Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival has quickly become a leading festival dedicated to celebrating Iranian heritage through short film, video and animation.
Farhang Foundation's Annual Orange County Cruise Fundraiser and Celebration in Newport Harbor. All funds raised at this event go towards supporting the many programs and initiatives organized by the foundation in Orange County, including the annual celebration of Nowruz and Persian Studies Initiative at UCI.
Farhang Foundation presents its annual exhibit "Iran Through Books" at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC.
In 2015, Farhang Foundation and the University of California, Irvine (UCI) launched the first ever Persian Studies minor program in the School of Humanities. By becoming proficient in Persian language, as well as the history, culture, and contributions of Iran, students will learn about a complex region of the world that is increasingly at the center of today’s political climate and international affairs, as well as gain a competitive edge in the job market.
Farhang Foundation in collaboration with local museums and galleries, presents FOCUS IRAN: Contemporary Photography and Video, a biennial juried exhibition of contemporary photography and video works relating to Iranian culture or heritage.
The annual celebration of the original winter holiday that started it all thousands of years ago in Iran. The celebration of Shab-e Yalda (winter solstice) is an evening dedicated to poetry, music and storytelling.
The Freedom Sculpture - a Monument to Multicultural Coexistence to be Gifted to the City of Los Angeles
The UCLA Film & Television Archive and Farhang Foundation present the annual UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema exploring the diverse currents of Iranian cinema by highlighting recent and classic films from Iran and the Iranian diaspora at the Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.