As part of the festivities in Shiraz as OIC Youth Capital for 2017, a two-day calligraphy workshop took place in the Hoza Honari Art Center from 17 -18 December 2017. The workshop was organized by Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation (ICYF-DC), the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and Fars Provincial authorities.

The workshop brought 12 young chosen calligraphers from theOrganisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) geography, who were given guidance by the famous calligraphers Mr. Abdolreza Asnaashari and Mr. Alireza Karimpour from Iran, lecturing them on the theories of Islamic Calligraphy as well as the characteristics of Iranian Calligraphy. The Youth also showcased their talents, developed their skills and engaged in drawing calligraphy to learn from leading artisans and performers throughout the program.