KCET Receives NEA Grant to Support Departures Initiative | KCET
KCET Receives NEA Grant to Support Departures Initiative
KCET Departures receives one of 832 Art Works grants
totaling $23.3 million in funding
Angeles, CA--National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman
announced today that KCET is one of 832 non-profit organizations nationwide to
receive an NEA Art Works grant. KCET is recommended for a $25,000 grant to support Departures.
is a hyper-local web documentary series and digital literacy program about the
people, places, issues and history of Los Angeles' neighborhoods, such as
Highland Park, Venice, South Robertson and Little Tokyo (www.kcet.org/departures).
Departures' popular Field Guides include self-guided activities and tours
through some of the region's most unique landmarks such as Venice, the Los Angeles River and
Highland Park (www.kcet.org/fieldguides).
proud to announce these 832 grants to the American public including KCET's Departures," said Chairman
Landesman. "These projects offer extraordinary examples of creativity in
our country, including the creation of new work, innovative ways of engaging
audiences, and exemplary education programs."
excited to be able to continue to study the culturally rich neighborhoods that
define our region with help from this NEA grant, and share what we've mined
with our audience in Departures'
dynamic visually stimulating environment," said Juan Devis, KCET's Director of
Production and Program Development.
2012, the NEA received 1,509 eligible applications for Art Works requesting
more than $74 million in funding. The 832 recommended NEA grants total $22.3
million, span 13 artistic disciplines and
fields, and focus primarily on the creation of work and presentation of both
new and existing works for the benefit of American audiences. Applications were
reviewed by panels of outside experts convened by NEA staff and each project
was judged on its artistic excellence and artistic merit.
For a complete listing of projects recommended for Art Works grant support, please
visit the NEA website at arts.gov.
On-air, online and in the community, KCET plays a vital role in the
cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central California. KCET
offers a wide range of award-winning local programming as well as the finest
public television programs from around the world. KCET currently produces the
Emmy®, duPont-Columbia and Peabody Award-winning SoCal Connected, a hard-hitting prime-time nightly television news
program that examines the issues and people of Southern California. Throughout
its 48-year history, KCET has won hundreds of major awards for its local and
regional news and public affairs programming, its national drama and
documentary productions, its quality educational family and children's
programs, its outreach and community services and its website, kcet.org. KCET
is a donor-supported community institution. For additional information about
KCET productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community
events, please visit kcet.org.
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