For Immediate Release
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May 25, 2023—(Oakland, CA)—California Humanities has been approved for a $20,000 Grants for Arts Projects award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support a statewide series of screenings and discussions of films supported by the organization’s California Documentary Project grant program. Presented in partnership with California community colleges and regional cultural organizations, the series brings award-winning documentary films, filmmakers, and film participants to new audiences throughout the state.
To date, screening partners include San Diego City College, Los Angeles City College, UC Riverside’s UCR Arts, Mount Tamalpais College, and the Crocker Art Museum. This award will support a new round of community screenings for 2023-2024.
California Humanities’ project is among 1,130 projects across the country, totaling more than $31 million, that were selected during this second round of Grants for Arts Projects fiscal year 2023 funding.
“The National Endowment for the Arts is pleased to support a wide range of projects, including California Humanities, demonstrating the many ways the arts enrich our lives and contribute to healthy and thriving communities,” said NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson, PhD. “These organizations play an important role in advancing the creative vitality of our nation and helping to ensure that all people can benefit from arts, culture, and design.”
“California Humanities is grateful to the NEA for supporting our efforts to bring humanities-focused documentary screenings and discussions to cultural and community spaces statewide,” said President & CEO Rick Noguchi. “This will help us to expand our reach while bringing little-seen California stories to new audiences.”
For more information on other projects included in the NEA grant announcement, visit arts.gov/news.
California Humanities, a statewide nonprofit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, promotes the humanities—focused on ideas, conversation, and learning—as relevant, meaningful ways to understand the human condition and connect people to each other in order to help strengthen California. California Humanities has provided grants and programs across the state since 1975. To learn more, visit calhum.org, or like and follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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