FilAm ARTS Receives California Arts Council “Local Impact” Grant

Press Release


Contact:                 Jilly Canizares


Date:                        July 16, 2015


FilAm ARTS Receives California Arts Council “Local Impact” Grant


LOS ANGELES, CA – The California Arts Council announced it plans to award $9,240 to FilAm ARTS as part of its Local Impact program.


The Local Impact program fosters equity, access, and opportunity by providing project and partnership support for small arts organizations reaching underserved communities. All projects must extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations that have limited access to the arts.


The funding will support the 24th annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture. With expanded partnerships with the City of Los Angeles, the Philippine Consulate General, and other organizations, FPAC promotes cultural tourism and engages the general public through the presentation of music, dance, workshops, literary arts, visual arts, crafts and ritual pageantry to over 20,000 people.


“California Arts Council grants support a wide range of projects that are crafted by each community to reflect their values and needs,” said Donn K. Harris, Chair of the California Arts Council. “It is always exciting to see what creative minds attempt to do when working collaboratively. With an increased state investment, we are able to further spark the powerful growth and prosperity that result from the deep arts engagement provided by our grant programs.”


To view a complete listing of all Local Impact grantees, visit


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Embracing the value of KAPWA (shared being), the Association for the Advancement of Filipino American Arts and Culture’s (also known as FilAm ARTS) mission is to facilitate community synergy and transformation by advancing the arts and diverse cultural heritage of Filipinos through arts services, presentation, and education. Learn more at


The Mission of the California Arts Council, a state agency, is to advance California through the arts and creativity. The Council is committed to building public will and resources for the arts; fostering accessible arts initiatives that reflect contributions from all of California's diverse populations; serving as a thought leader and champion for the arts; and providing effective and relevant programs and services. Learn more at