Los Angeles, CA—National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $30 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement is a Challenge America grant of $10,000 to the Barcid Foundation for the Native Youth Multimedia Workshop. The Challenge America category supports primarily small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations—those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability.
“The arts are for all of us, and by supporting organizations such as the Barcid Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts is providing more opportunities for the public to engage with the arts,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “Whether in a theater, a town square, a museum, or a hospital, the arts are everywhere and make our lives richer.”
“We are proud to be supported by the NEA for our continued work with Native American youth.” said Patricia Gomes, Barcid’s Director of Development.
Every year since 2009, the Native Youth Multimedia Workshop has travelled to reservations throughout North America and Indigenous communities throughout the world to teach youth multimedia skills. The youth films from our workshops are shown at the LA SKINS FEST. This is a premier film festival for Native Americans in Los Angeles. The youth are invited to the film festival as special guests and are brought on tours of movie studios and television networks.
For more information about the Native Youth Multimedia Workshop please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.