We are pleased to announce that Docs In Progress will receive renewed funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to support our Docs In The City screening series in 2018.
National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $25 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $15,000 to Docs In Progress to support the Docs In The City screening series. 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.
“It is energizing to see the impact that the arts are making throughout the United States. These NEA-supported projects, such as this one to Docs In Progress, are good examples of how the arts build stronger and more vibrant communities, improve well-being, prepare our children to succeed, and increase the quality of our lives,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “At the National Endowment for the Arts, we believe that all people should have access to the joy, opportunities and connections the arts bring.”
The Docs In The City program pairs seasoned and emerging documentary filmmakers whose films share a genre or theme. Each program includes a screening of a work-in-progress by an emerging documentary filmmaker and a new look at an iconic film by the seasoned filmmaker. In 2018, the themes will be identity and archival-based documentaries.
For more information on projects included in the NEA grant announcement, visit arts.gov/news.