Iranian-American Art has successfully established its place
in the larger New York art and cultural community by being
included in the National Art and Cultural Affairs list of
Award Recipients. We are extremely proud to announce that
Center for Iranian Modern Arts has been selected for an
award as part of the New York City Department of Cultural
Affairs Cultural Challenge Program for Fiscal 2001. This
award is in recognition of the project and the funding plan
for an Iranian-American Art Exhibition and Symposium . Applicants
included organizations such as Lincoln Center, Metropolitan
Opera, Asia Society, Queens Museum, Guggenheim Foundation
and Whitney Museum of American Art.
The purpose of our project is to create self-esteem and
thus empower the new Iranian population through celebrating
our artistic and cultural accomplishments.
Iranian -American Art Exhibition and Symposium can become
an annual program established to celebrate the many achievements
of contemporary Iranian-American artists. It is vital in
these optimistic times, to continue supporting an organization
that seeks to cover significant issues in Iranian and Iranian-American
Art. CIMA is an important professional affiliation. Our
outstanding accomplishments will set new standards and will
bring new opportunities for Iranian-Americans at large.
CIMA continues to make information accessible to the community
through forums, exhibitions, and conferences.
Iranian American Art exhibition and Symposium will be coordinated
by CIMA's Education Director Ms. Kendal Kennedy. Prominent
art critics, artists, guest lecturers in various fields
will be presenting discussions along with an Art Exhibition
which will feature artists of the last twenty years. CIMA
will enable the community to view the works of cutting edge
Iranian-American artists. The event will be held in New
York City in October 2001. The works of second generation
Iranian-Americans will be exposed to families, students,
educators and art lovers in the city.
Our total project budget is $16000. However, our project
will not materialize if we don't collect $6000. Thus, we
need your contributions. Our award is contingent upon meeting
the matching fundraising requirements of the program and
administration of the project.
CIMA must raise the matching funds needed for this award
by JUNE 15, 2001. We have to raise ($6000) in private funds
which may include support from foundations and corporations
or individual donors in order to receive the DCA's matching
grant from the City.
On behalf of our distinguished Board of Directors and Staff,
I thank you for your continuing support. Please join us
in our quest for the creation of outstanding art exhibitions
and programs that will enhance and nurture our cultural
and artistic community.
Center for Iranian Modern Arts, Inc.
Send your 100% tax deductible donations and indicate:
For Iranian-American Art Exhibition & Symposium.
PO Box 4513 Grand Central Station
New York, NY 10163
Tel/Fax: (631) 425-7500