The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University receives NEA grant to support the 2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Durham, NC – December 4, 2014 – National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced on December 2 that The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University is one of 919 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. The Center for Documentary Studies is recommended for a $35,000 grant, a $15,000 increase from last year’s grant, to support the 2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Full Frame is a program of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.

NEA Chairman Jane Chu said, “I’m pleased to be able to share the news of our support through Art Works including the award to The Center for Documentary Studies. The arts foster value, connection, creativity and innovation for the American people and these recommended grants demonstrate those attributes and affirm that the arts are part of our everyday lives.”

Full Frame Director, Deirdre Haj, said, “This year’s grant marks a significant increase for Full Frame, and is specifically to help offset the enormous costs of bringing our documentary filmmakers together in Durham. Anyone who has taken a flight in the last two years knows how travel costs have increased. We are extremely grateful to the NEA for their funding and support, so we can continue to be a major hub for the documentary community and provide the best film festival possible for Durham.”

Congressman G.K. Butterfield, who represents North Carolina’s First District including downtown Durham, added, [Insert Quote Here]

22 North Carolina nonprofits were recommended for grants totaling $527,000. Five Durham nonprofits were selected, and were recommended for grants totaling $215,000.

Art Works grants support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence: public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and enhancing the livability of communities through the arts. The NEA received 1,474 eligible Art Works applications requesting more than $74 million in funding. Of those applications, 919 are recommended for grants for a total of $26.6 million.

For a complete listing of projects recommended for Art Works grant support, please visit the NEA website atarts.gov. Follow the conversation about this and other NEA‐funded projects on Twitter at #NEAFall2014.

The 18th Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will be held April 9-12, 2015, in Durham, N.C., with Duke University as the presenting sponsor.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Lindsay Gordon-Faranda / Full Frame / lindsay.gordon@fullframefest.org / (919) 613.0961 / @fullframe