Persuaded by the warm public reception to the highly-acclaimed Karnameh Literary Journal (1998-2004, license revoked after 49 editions), the Karnameh Institute of Arts and Culture was established with the management of Ms Negar Eskandarfar in 2001 as a multi-function NGO with the aim of promoting cultural education and activities, in line with the regulations of IRI Ministry of Culture and Guidance.

From the very beginnings of KIAC, we have enjoyed support and cooperation from the most well-known and prestigious writers, poets, filmmakers and artists in Iran, who have helped us provide our services and launch our activities in a warm and friendly environment. Hundreds of ardent and talented young people from all over Iran have so far benefitted from our courses and workshops; many of them have now been absorbed by media-related industries.