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June Press Release

Asian Culture and Media Alliance Awarded California Arts Council’s “Arts and Public Media” Grant

June 5, 2019 SAN DIEGO, CA – Today the California Arts Council announced a grant award of $12,000 to Asian Culture and Media Alliance as part of its Arts and Public Media program.

Arts and Public Media supports multi platform media projects by nonprofit media organizations that build public awareness and support for the arts. Supported projects engage Californians with authentic local stories and experiences centered on the value of arts, culture, and creative expression.

Asian Voices is a project created by Asian Culture and Media Alliance as a cable television program that focuses on stories about the under-represented Asian & Pacific Islander (API) communities in Southern California.

“It is a great honor for ACMA to be one of the recipients of the Arts and Public Media Grant. Through Asian Voices, we will continue our important mission to provide a platform in mass media for conveying the diverse spectrum of arts & culture represented by our API communities through stories of individuals, artists and cultural organizations committed to preserving their cultural roots and heritage or creating awareness about important social issues that affect our community.”

Asian Culture and Media Alliance is one of 17 grantees chosen for the Arts and Public Media program. The award was featured as part of a larger announcement from the California Arts Council, with grant funds totaling a projected $24,508,541 for 2018-19, the highest investment in statewide arts programming since the 2000-01 fiscal year.

“Arts and culture are inextricably linked to our humanity,” said Nashormeh Lindo, California Arts Council Chair. “They serve as a universal touchpoint for understanding and addressing our societal issues—dismantling inequity, healing trauma, reframing justice, inspiring truth and shaping futures. The Council is humbled to support the vital work of Asian Culture and Media Alliance and its passionate efforts to make a better California for us all.”

To view a complete listing of all Arts in Public Media grantees, visit http://arts.ca.gov/programs/program_files/1819/CurrentGrantees/FY18-19_Project_Descriptions_APM.pdf.

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Asian Culture and Media Alliance’s mission is to provide a voice of unity, awareness and empowerment for the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities through Media Arts, specifically Television, Film and New Media. Visit www.acmasocal.org for more information

The mission of the California Arts Council, a state agency, is to advance California through the arts and creativity. The Council is committed to building public will and resources for the arts; fostering accessible arts initiatives that reflect contributions from all of California’s diverse populations; serving as a thought leader and champion for the arts; and providing effective and relevant programs and services.