ACMA Awarded two grants from California Arts Council

ACMA Awarded two grants from California Arts Council

Asian Culture & Media Alliance Awarded California Arts Council “Cultural Pathways” and “Arts and Public Media” Grant

State funds support arts programs rooted in communities of color, recent immigrant and refugee communities, or tribal groups

May 4, 2020 San Diego, CA – The California Arts Council has announced today a record-setting $29,951,200 in support for arts and culture in California including $32,500 to Asian Culture & Media Alliance (ACMA) as part of its Cultural Pathways and Arts and Public Media programs.

A total of 1,534 grants have been awarded to nonprofit organizations and units of government throughout the state for their work in support of the agency’s mission to strengthen arts, culture, and creative expression as the tools to cultivate a better California for all. The investment marks a more than $5 million increase over the previous fiscal year, and the largest in California Arts Council history.

“We are honored to receive these two grants from California Arts Council in support of our mission and flagship program Asian voices. We believe that by working alongside with the State of California, we can continue to achieve an even greater goal of providing a stronger voice and greater cultural representation in media for our Asian Pacific American community.” said Cathlyn Choi, Founder and Executive Director of ACMA.

Organizations were awarded grants across 15 different program areas addressing access, equity, and inclusion; community vibrancy; and arts learning and engagement; and directly benefiting our state’s communities, with youth, veterans, returned citizens, and California’s historically marginalized communities key among them. Successful projects aligned closely with the agency’s vision of a California where all people flourish with universal access to and participation in the arts.

  • Click here to view a complete list of grantees sorted by county.
  • Click here for a complete list of grantees sorted by organization.

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The mission of Asian Culture and Media Alliance (ACMA) is to create a voice of unity, awareness and empowerment for the Asian Pacific American (APA) communities through Media Arts, specifically Television, Film and Online Media. ACMA’s core media programs include Asian Voices TV show, Asian Pacific Community Connection online directory and TAKE ONE Digital Media Internship Program.  Visit to learn more.

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.

Members of the California Arts Council include: Chair Nashormeh Lindo, Vice Chair Larry Baza, Phoebe Beasley, Christopher Coppola, Juan Devis, Kathleen Gallegos, Jaime Galli, Donn K. Harris, Louise McGuinness, Steven Oliver, and Rosalind Wyman. Learn more at

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