At a time when governmental funding for the arts is not to be taken for granted, we’re thrilled that the New York State Council on the Arts has announced support for our Film in Education program and for Film Society of Lincoln Center operations, totaling more than $61,000.

Our Film Society Kids program brings film into the classroom, where children are taught the craft of cinema as they create their own projects and watch films with a new understanding and appreciation for visual storytelling. The program not only immerses young people in a technological art form, it also supports their literacy learning through visual storytelling.

“The New York State Council on the Arts has been a true champion of the Film Society’s Film Society Kids program in Community School District 3 in Manhattan. Providing in-depth filmmaking institutes and visual literacy programs to nearly 650 children and 51 teachers in grades 3 through 8, at PS 75, PS 191, PS 163, The Center School and West End Secondary School, this program simply could not be possible without funding from NYSCA,” said the Film Society’s Director of Education Amy Poux. “Thank you, New York State Council on the Arts!”

We’d also like to thank the New York State Council for the Arts not only for their contribution to our organization’s mission but also for grants announced for the rest of the 1,200 organizations across the arts.