Third World Newsreel receives support from the New York State Council on the Arts for Archival Equipment System

Third World Newsreel
2 min readMay 10


New York, NY—Third World Newsreel (TWN) announced today a grant award totaling $25,000 from the New York State Council on the Arts
(NYSCA) to support the organization’s new Archival Equipment System. This grant is part of a record capital project funding announcement by NYSCA, which totals over $42 million to 144 capital projects across New York State.

“Strengthening our creative sector increases tourism, boosts our economy, and enhances the rich heritage and cultural life of New York State,” Governor Hochul said. “These record grants will support a wide range of diverse and innovative projects at our arts and cultural organizations across the state, helping ensure all who visit will continue to have wonderful experiences for years to come.”

NYSCA Executive Director Mara Manus said, “We are grateful to Governor Hochul and the New York State Legislature for this fifth year of significant capital funding. This investment affirms the pivotal role the arts and culture play in our state’s economic prosperity. A round of applause to Third World Newsreel — your transformative project will ensure that our vibrant arts and cultural anchors continue to grow and thrive.”

NYSCA Chair Katherine Nicholls said, “These capital project grants are an investment from the people of New York to the people of New York and will have positive impact on our communities for many years to come. On behalf of the Council and staff, I congratulate Third World Newsreel and look forward to seeing all that will flourish from this project.”

TWN Executive Director JT Takagi said, “We are so pleased and grateful that the New York State Council on the Arts, the governor, and the state legislature are supporting capital improvements for Third World Newsreel. This grant will help to ensure that our progressive media center will be able to continue to work with our film archives, our filmmakers, and film students for decades to come.”

About the New York State Council on the Arts
NYSCA preserves and advances the arts and culture that make New York State an exceptional place to live, work and visit. NYSCA upholds the right of all New Yorkers to experience the vital contributions the arts make to our communities, education, economic development, and quality of life. To support the ongoing recovery of the arts across New York State, NYSCA will award record funding in FY 2023, providing support across the full breadth of the arts. NYSCA further advances New York’s creative culture by convening leaders in the field and providing organizational and professional development opportunities and informational resources. For more information on NYSCA, please visit, and follow NYSCA’s Facebook page, Twitter @NYSCArts and Instagram @NYSCouncilontheArts.

About Third World Newsreel

Third World Newsreel (TWN) is an alternative media arts organization that fosters the creation, appreciation, preservation and dissemination of independent film and video by and about people of color and social justice issues. Visit and follow us on social media.



Third World Newsreel

Third World Newsreel is a media arts organization that fosters independent, social justice BIPOC films.