RELEASE: AJFF Awarded $20,000 by the National Endowment for the Arts


ATLANTA – The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) has been awarded a $20,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. This competitive grant program is designed to support local economies and preserve American heritage while embracing new forms of creative expression. This year-long grant will support AJFF’s 2019 film festival and other year-round programming.

Art Works, the National Endowment of the Arts’ principal grantmaking program awarded more than $27 million to arts organizations throughout the nation. These grants support public access to a variety of different forms of art, as well as art education at all stages of life and the integration of arts into every community. “The arts enhance our communities and our lives, and we look forward to seeing these projects take place throughout the country, giving Americans opportunities to learn, to create, to heal, and to celebrate,” said Mary Anne Carter, acting chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.

With the expansion of year-round program offerings, AJFF continues to increase its impact, fostering dialogue and understanding among diverse audiences, and an appreciation for the cinematic arts. By harnessing the power of international film to explore global issues and universal themes, AJFF brings together people from all walks of life through storytelling.

“From a pool of 1,605 eligible applications, we are thrilled to have been selected for this year’s grant from the National Endowment for the Arts,” says Kenny Blank, Executive Director of AJFF. “The livelihood of Atlanta’s artistic community is of utmost importance for us and we are proud to host the city’s largest film festival. For 19 years, we have brought together diverse audiences for an experience that challenges and inspires.”

Additional information on this National Endowment for the Arts grant announcement can be found here. Stay connected with AJFF via social media on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and join us for annual festival happening now through February 26.

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