CAAM Receives NEA Grant for CAAMFest37

A darkened Castro Theater in San Francisco with the words "CAAMFEST: FILM, MUSIC, FOOD" projected onto the red curtain.
CAAM will receive an Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support CAAMFest37.

The National Endowment for the Arts announced more than $27 million in grants this week for their Art Works, Challenge America, and Creative Writing Fellowships. The grants for this year include all 50 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico.

Included in this year’s 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 works of Asian and Asian American artists, which takes place May 9-19, 2019, in the San Francisco Bay Area.

“Through these grants, the National Endowment for the Arts supports local economies and preserves American heritage while embracing new forms of creative expression,” the NEA wrote 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 CAAMFest37 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

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