For two consecutive year, Tommy Nichols, Founder of the Charlotte Black Film Festival was selected to review and recommend grants for media Art organization across America.
The National Endowment of the Art (NEA) supports projects that contribute to a healthy and thriving arts ecosystem that is responsive to the dynamic, diverse, and evolving nature of the film and media arts field. This includes support for artists and audiences to engage with a spectrum of media arts genres and practices, such as traditional or expanded forms of storytelling, visual expression; and performance using film, cinema, audio, broadcast, new media, creative code, and related formats at the intersection of arts and technology.
In addition to the general areas of interest described in the Grants for Arts Projects program description, film and media arts project proposals should further one or more of the following:
- Provide opportunities for artists to create, research, or share artistic practices and works; or provide opportunities for artists (at all stages of their career) to access significant artistic or professional development programs essential for career advancement.
- Provide opportunities for public audiences to experience film and media art works and/or engage directly with artists, art works, or artistic processes, across all forms and genres.
- Integrate media arts activities with strategies that promote the well-being and resilience of communities.
- Build capacity and strengthen the film and media arts field through knowledge-sharing and resources.