Posted January 26, 2024

JBFC to receive $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Funding will support the Power of Film Initiative


Pleasantville, NY—January 26, 2024— The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) is pleased to announce it has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to receive a Grants for Arts Projects award of $30,000. The grant will support Power of Film, a collection of curated film series—REMIX: The Black Experience in Film, Media, and Art; Community Matters: Now More Than Ever; Nuestro Cine; Global Watch: Crisis & Social Action, and Focus on Nature—that bring awareness to important issues, encourage cross-cultural awareness, and inspire social change.


“The NEA is delighted to announce this grant to the Jacob Burns Film Center, which is helping contribute to the strength and well-being of the arts sector and local community,” said National Endowment for the Arts Chair Maria Rosario Jackson, PhD. “We are pleased to be able to support this community and help create an environment where all people have the opportunity to live artful lives.”


“It is the JBFC’s mission to shine a spotlight on crucial issues and encourage conversation through the medium of film,” said JBFC Executive Director Mary Jo Ziesel. “We appreciate the ongoing support from the NEA in bringing these impactful and enlightening stories to our community.”


This grant is one of 958 Grants for Arts Projects awards totaling nearly $27.1 million that were announced by the NEA as part of their first round of fiscal year 2024 grants. For more information on other projects included in the NEA’s grant announcement, visit

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