Jacob Burns Film Center To Receive $20,000 Grant From The National Endowment For The Arts
National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the NEA's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $20,000 to the Jacob Burns Film Center for Creative Culture, a fellowship and residency program that provides space, equipment, resources, mentorship, and a supportive community to film and media artists from our region, across the country, and around the world.
The Art Works category is the NEA's largest funding category and supports projects that focus on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and/or the strengthening of communities through the arts.
"The variety and quality of these projects speaks to the wealth of creativity and diversity in our country," said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. "Through the work of organizations such as the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, NEA funding invests in local communities, helping people celebrate the arts wherever they are."
"We are deeply grateful for the NEA's recognition and support of Creative Culture. And we are proud to have the NEA as a partner in our effort to nurture the next generation of filmmakers. Together, we are building community and changing lives through visual storytelling," said JBFC Executive Director Edie Demas.
For more information on projects included in the NEA grant announcement, visit arts.gov/news.
Creative Culture is a cross-pollinating community of filmmakers, artists, and educators at all stages of their careers from emerging local artists to national and International Artists-in-residence. Fellows receive 10-month long experiences and produce two short film projects while being part of a collaborative community. Residencies, typically a month long, support established artists while they work, live, and teach on the JBFC campus. In keeping with their mission to amplify important voices, JBFC welcomes artists-in-residence whose work reflects a focus on community engagement, diversity, dialogue, and social justice.