The Frida Cinema is proud to annouce we have been approved for a $10,000 National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America award to support free community screenings throughout Santa Ana! Our project is among 168 projects across America totaling $1,680,000 that were selected to receive fiscal year 2022 funding in the Challenge America grant category.
Our project, Guillermo del Toro: Beautiful Monsters, will will commence in August 2022, and will feature twenty screenings featuring films by Oscar-winning Mexican director, producer, screenwriter, and author Guillermo del Toro, as well as films he has noted have influenced his work. An art show dedicated to del Toro’s films will also be hosted at the theater. In addition to screening some of the films at The Frida, we will also be presenting some of the films at outdoor locations throughout Santa Ana.
“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support arts projects like this one from The Frida Cinema that help support the community’s creative economy. The Frida in Santa Ana is among the organizations nationwide that are using the arts as a source of strength, a path to well-being, and providing access and opportunity for people to connect and find joy through the arts.”
– NEA Acting Chair Ann Eilers
This free arts program will serve to both entertain audiences, and provide an accessible and culturally-affirming program to promote film arts and arts education. We are thrilled to be able to provide even more free film arts programming to the community thanks to support from the NEA!