CAAM to Receive NEA Grant for CAAMFest 2018

"The Chinese Exclusion Act" West Coast premiere at CAAMFest 2017. Photo by Erina C Alejo for CAAM.
CAAM will receive an Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support CAAMFest 2018.

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $25 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $20,000 to the Center for Asian American Media to support CAAMFest, our annual media arts festival showcasing the work of Asian and Asian American artists.

“It is energizing to see the impact that the arts are making throughout the United States. These NEA-supported projects, such as this one to CAAM, are good examples of how the arts build stronger and more vibrant communities, improve well-being, prepare our children to succeed, and increase the quality of our lives,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu in a statement.

“CAAM is honored to continue to receive funding from the National Endowment for the Arts for CAAMFest,” said CAAM Executive Director Stephen Gong. “NEA support recognizes the highest standards of artistic excellence, and recognition from peers in the media arts field. We appreciate the support which will help us present CAAMFest 2018 during APA Heritage month in May.”

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.

For more information on projects included in the NEA grant announcement, visit