Gilgamesh Art & Culture Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 2015 in Orange County, California.
Gilgamesh is an Akkadian (ancient Mesopotamian) epic poem that is considered the first great work of literature in the world.
We strongly believe in the power of art to bring joy, depth, intelligence, wisdom, and a new perspective to life.
Our vision is to inspire passion for art and culture while focusing on building build a community with a better appreciation for the arts and artists.
We educate and enlighten the community by holding high-quality artistic events and publishing creative works. We invite people from every cultural background to enjoy art and value artists. Our current emphasis is on empowering and representing the rich Iranian and Assyrian heritage.
Racial equity statement
Gilgamesh Arts & Culture Foundation strives to be an organisation where everyone feels welcomed regardless of their race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, religion, disability, or class. We recognize that structural racism is entrenched throughout U.S. culture and institutions, but also worldwide, and strive to create an artistic community that embraces everyone.
Gilgamesh is a nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation that is organized under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law for public and charitable purposes and is not organized for the private gain of any person.
Gilgamesh is a tax-exempt corporation under Internal Revenue Code IRC Section 501 (c) (3). Donors can deduct contributions they make to support this Foundation under IRC section 170.