PushPush Film, NEA
National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman announced today that PushPush Film and Theater is one of 78 not-for-profit national, regional, state, and local organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Arts in Media grant. PushPush is recommended for a $75,000.00 grant, over two years, to develop a production team, a writing and directing staff and other key personnel for the creation of an original series about the challenges of creating new global stories in rapidly changing times. The series will digitally mirror the company's mission and work over the last 15 years. The goal is to feature the work of local, national and International Artists ranging from filmmakers and theater professionals to graphic illustrators, visual artists and musicians.
The 78 Arts in Media grant awards total $3.55 million. They support the development, production and national distribution of innovative media projects about the arts and media projects that can be considered works of art.
The GRFX Project is a unique story about a comic book/graphic novel publishing company and its new direction for the 21st Century. It's a new concept in storytelling where the story itself creates opportunities for artists from various disciplines to participate, collaborate and discover new audiences.
"One of the most exciting aspects of this project," says creator Tim Habeger, "is that it is being carried out by individual artists through open planning and their willingness to connect with other artists globally. At its heart, the GRFX Project is about improving our artistic ecosystem and finding new forms of artistic sustainability.