CAAM to Receive Grant NEA to Support American South Project

Attendees at the Diverse Voices of the American South convening in Durham, North Carolina.
The grant supports CAAM's work with Asian American documentary filmmakers in the South.

CAAM is thrilled to announce that NEA Chairman Jane Chu has approved CAAM for an Art Works – Media Arts grant in the amount of $26,500 to support the strengthening and development of a peer network and strategic infrastructure for Asian American documentary filmmakers working in the American South. The project builds upon CAAM’s work in elevating the Asian American filmmakers in underserved American communities.

Chu approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. 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 in a statement. “Through the work of organizations such as  CAAM in San Francisco, NEA funding invests in local communities, helping people celebrate the arts wherever they are.”

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

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