About

Mission

Senses Cultural is dedicated to creating a more peaceful and healthy environment by fostering understanding through sharing ideas and the arts across the globe. We cultivate a national and international network of artists, scholars and cultural advocates. In addition, we produce events that expose their work to audiences beyond their own geographic and social borders. Senses Cultural offers opportunities to collaborate, sponsor, host and promote projects that fulfill our common goals. We encourage projects in which we can partner with others to create cross-cultural understanding and tolerance.

Goals

  • Cultural exchange and education
  • Local and international public speaker events
  • Showcasing of contemporary Middle Eastern arts and artists
  • Support of NGOs and nonprofit organizations that produce and promote cultural exchange and education
  • Fostering peace through understanding

Who We Are

Senses Cultural cultivates national and international networks of artists, scholars and cultural advocates and produces events that expose their work to audiences beyond their own geographic and social borders. We are committed to sharing culture—arts and ideas—as a means to promote understanding and foster peace around the world.

Senses Cultural founder Tahereh (Tata) Monfared is a longtime cultural advocate. She immigrated to the United States from Iran and has promoted Iranian culture here since 1997. She has been active with university programs in publishing and producing speaker events featuring academic and cultural luminaries with links to Middle Eastern cultures.

As publisher of Senses magazine, an elegant arts and lifestyle publication, Ms. Monfared strove to couple the magazine’s art and fashion content with social conscience. Sharing the creations of great minds and large hearts from 2006–2008, Senses published articles such as “Hope in Herrera,” about international non-profit Project Hope’s health work in the Dominican Republic, and the story of how AIDS orphans in Tumaini, Kenya started a blog to tell their own stories to the world.

Senses Cultural is a logical extension of Ms. Monfared’s charitable aspirations. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Senses Cultural is well-positioned to recruit partners and support for its vision of peace through cultural exchange.

For a list of Senses Cultural projects, click here.

How You Can Help

Senses Cultural invites individuals and institutions that value giving voice to under- represented cultures to contact us. We offer opportunities to collaborate, sponsor, host and promote projects that fulfill our common goals. Together we will encourage endeavors that seek to create cross-cultural understanding and tolerance.

See here for the Senses Cultural brochure.

  • How You Can Help

    Senses Cultural invites individuals and institutions that value giving voice to under represented cultures to contact us. We offer opportunities to collaborate, sponsor, host and promote projects that fulfill our common goals. Together we will encourage endeavors that seek to create cross-cultural understanding and tolerance.

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