Since 2018, Klangteppich has been presenting musicians from Iran and the Iranian diaspora in new encounters with artists from other practices and scenes in Berlin. Klangteppich initiates cross-border collaborations, questions Eurocentric perceptions of music, and generates attention for artistic forms of expression beyond biases. Based on the festival, Klangteppich also facilitates residencies for musicians from the Iranian diaspora. The nonprofit Klangteppich e.V. was founded in 2019 to put the activities around the festival and the artist residencies on a broader basis.