Public Matters Receives Creative Economic Development Fund Grant!

Earlier this month, Public Matters got the fantastic news that we’d be one of the inaugural recipients of the Creative Economic Development Fund (CEDF), a program of the Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) and City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, with support from the Surdna Foundation.

With the CEDF grant, Public Matters is teaming up again with Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) to employ and train Public Matters Fellows to work on PWC’s historical-cultural tours and execute events in Historic Filipinotown. This includes training to plan and lead PWC’s iconic jeepney tours!

If you don’t know about PWC’s jeepney, check out this video to learn more.

Congratulations to all of our fellow CEDF recipients! We look forward to seeing and sharing in the great work that is happening in Los Angeles.Learn about the grant and all eight CEDF recipients.

For those curious about this project’s history: it builds on work that Public Matters and PWC undertook together from 2008 to 2011 called PDUB Productions.