Tribeca Film Institute and ALA announce 31 supplemental sites to host ‘America’s Music’
For Immediate Release
Public Programs Office (PPO)
CHICAGO — The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) and the American Library Association (
The program is offered through a grant from NEH to TFI, the New York-based not-for-profit organization that provides education programming and support for filmmakers, in consultation with the Society for American Music (
The 31 supplemental libraries selected to participate in the national initiative will receive a programming grant of $1,500, a full set of the DVDs for the series which include public performance rights, and programming and promotional support materials and resources from the
For more information and to view a list of selected sites, visit the Tribeca Film Institute at http://www.tribecafilminstitute.org/americasmusic. For more information about America’s Music, visit http://www.ala.org/programming/americasmusic.
The Tribeca Film Institute is a 501(c)3 year round nonprofit arts organization founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff in the wake of September 11, 2001. TFI empowers filmmakers through grants and professional development, and is a resource and advocate for individual artists in the field. The Institute’s educational programming leverages an extensive film community network to help underserved New York City students learn filmmaking and gain the media skills necessary to be productive citizens and creative individuals in the 21st century. Administering a dozen major programs annually, TFI is a critical contributor to the fabric of filmmaking and aids in protecting the livelihood of filmmakers and media artists. TFI has focused a substantial part of its programmatic efforts on libraries because of their potential to reach diverse audiences with quality media programs. For more information visit www.tribecafilminstitute.org
Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports learning in history, literature, philosophy and other areas of the humanities. NEH grants enrich classroom learning, create and preserve knowledge and bring ideas to life through public television, radio, new technologies, exhibitions and programs in libraries, museums and other community places. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at www.neh.gov.