08 Dec Pacific Arts Movement Receives Prestigious Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
Today, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced awards totaling more than $27.6 million in its first funding round of fiscal year 2016, including an Art Works award of $25,000 to PACIFIC ARTS MOVEMENT for our 17th San Diego Asian Film Festival.
The Art Works category supports the creation of work and presentation of both new and existing work, lifelong learning in the arts, and public engagement with the arts through 13 arts disciplines or fields.
In its first 50 years, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) awarded more than $5 billion in grants to recipients in every state and U.S. jurisdiction, the only arts funder in the nation to do so.
NEA Chairman Jane Chu said, “The arts are part of our everyday lives – no matter who you are or where you live – they have the power to transform individuals, spark economic vibrancy in communities, and transcend the boundaries across diverse sectors of society. Supporting projects like the one from Pacific Arts Movement offers more opportunities to engage in the arts every day.”
“We are so grateful for this tremendous support from the NEA for our next film festival,” said Pac-Arts executive director, Lee Ann Kim. “We recognize how competitive it is to be selected for an Art Works grant, and the fact that the NEA has supported us for more than ten years speaks to the quality of our festival. These funds will benefit our entire community and our independent artists.”
The 17th San Diego Asian Film Festival will take place in November 2016, and will showcase the best of Asian and Asian American cinema from around the world. Part of the NEA grant will help us host filmmakers and artists to engage with audiences in dynamic dialogue about their works.
For more information on projects included in the NEA grant announcement, go to arts.gov.