ACMA Receives NEA Grant

ACMA Receives NEA Grant


Asian Culture and Media Alliance Receives National Endowment Arts Projects Grant to Empower Youth in Media Arts

[Southern California, August 21, 2023] — The Asian Culture and Media Alliance (ACMA) is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Projects Grant FY23. This grant will play a pivotal role in supporting ACMA’s TAKE ONe vocational youth media arts training and high school STEAM internship program.

ACMA’s TAKE ONe program is designed to provide hands-on training and mentorship to young individuals, empowering them with valuable media arts skills and fostering their creativity. The high school STEAM internship program integrates media arts with science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics education, preparing students for a future in a rapidly evolving media landscape.

ACMA’s Executive Director Cathlyn Choi said, “We are deeply thankful to the National Endowment for the Arts for their generous support. This grant is a testament to our shared commitment to providing meaningful opportunities for AANHPI and other underserved communities in Southern California. With support from NEA, we can uphold our mission of providing impactful media arts programs that empower youth, stimulate creativity, and nurture cultural understanding”.

The grant from NEA Project Grant FY23 enables ACMA to enhance its efforts in cultivating the next generation of media arts professionals and storytellers. By blending creativity, technology, and cultural awareness, ACMA remains dedicated to making a lasting impact on the lives of young individuals and the broader community.

About the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA)

Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that is the largest funder of arts and arts education in communities nationwide and a catalyst of public and private support for the arts. By advancing equitable opportunities for arts participation and practice, the NEA fosters and sustains an environment in which the arts benefit everyone in the United States. Visit for more information.

About Asian Culture and Media Alliance (ACMA)

ACMA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Asian and Asian American representation in media and the arts. Through a variety of media arts programs and initiatives, ACMA empowers youth, amplifies diverse voices, and fosters cultural understanding within Southern California’s communities.




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