Canyon Cinema Foundation to receive $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Posted February 7th, 2018 in Announcements, News / Events


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 $25,000 to Canyon Cinema Foundation to support its film and media distribution program. 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 Canyon Cinema, 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 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 NEA’s contribution is essential,” added Canyon Cinema director Antonella Bonfanti, “and will help ensure we are able to continue supporting independent moving image artists well into 2018 and beyond.”

In addition to providing indispensable financial support to Canyon’s distribution program, the Art Works Grant will also go towards Canyon Cinema 50 project, which in 2018 brings a curated series of programs featuring rare works by underrepresented artists to screens across the United States and internationally. For complete information, visit