DCTV to Receive NEA Our Town Grant


May 17th, 2021

DCTV has been approved for a $35,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to support Continuing
Education. This project will provide filmmaking training and resources, from workshops to panel discussions, to any adults who want to learn filmmaking and tell their stories. DCTV's project is among the more than 1,100 projects across America totaling nearly $27 million that were selected during this second round of Grants for Arts Projects fiscal year 2021 funding.

“As the country and the arts sector begin to imagine returning to a post-pandemic world, the National Endowment for the Arts is proud to announce funding that will help arts organizations such as DCTV reengage fully with partners and audiences,” said NEA Acting Chairman Ann Eilers. “Although the arts have sustained many during the pandemic, the chance to gather with one another and share arts experiences is its own necessity and pleasure.”

Said DCTV's Director of Continuing Education Amy Grumbling: “We're so pleased to hear about the awarding of this funding! DCTV's Continuing Education is committed to offering the opportunity to filmmakers of all backgrounds to learn new skills, hone their craft, and gain a deeper understanding of the potential of documentary film–all at low cost. These funds allow us to program our classic workshops, host our Docu Work-In-Progress Lab at no cost to participants, and to continue developing new opportunities that meet the changing needs of filmmakers in NYC and beyond.”

Founded in 1972 by filmmakers Jon Alpert and Keiko Tsuno, DCTV is motivated by the dignity in every person’s story, and the miracles that happen when those stories are told—the new connections, community resiliency, and social change that come from sharing honest, imaginative portraits of our human experience. We serve 15,000 New Yorkers each year, and through our newly expanded virtual services, our programs now reach a national audience.

For more information on projects included in the Arts Endowment grant announcement, visit arts.gov/news.


Stephanie Skaff
Development Director, DCTV