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2017 CA Documentary Project Guidelines Now Available

California Documentary Project grants for documentary film, audio and digital media are now available. Deadline: November 1, 2017 The California Documentary Project (CDP) is a competitive grant program that supports the research and development and production stages of film, audio, and digital media projects that seek to document California in all its …

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Attention Grantseekers: Upcoming Humanities For All Project Grant Deadline

Reminder! Applications for the second round of our new grants program, Humanities for All Project Grants, will be accepted through August 16. Guidelines, application instructions, FAQs, and a link to the recorded informational webinar are all available at the program webpage. Awards range between $10,000 and $20,000 for public humanities projects of …

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Help Us Celebrate An Iconic Oakland Landmark!

Swan’s Market Centennial Anniversary Celebration Saturday, July 22nd Panel Discussion and Writing Workshop at California Humanities 538 9th Street, Second Floor of Swan’s Market in Oakland  Tucked away from the bustle of downtown Oakland and vibrancy of Chinatown, you’ll find the white tile of Swan’s Market glistening in Old Oakland. …

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Meet Our New Director of Development

NAME: Sheri Kuehl TITLE: Director of Development PREVIOUSLY: The Crucible, Alonzo King LINES Ballet GUIDING QUOTE/TAGLINE: Choose wisely. CURRENTLY READING: Classics for Pleasure by Michael Dirda is a series of short essays illuminating more than 80 works by authors ranging from Lao Tzu to Eudora Welty; Cicero to S.J. Perelman. This book is guaranteed …

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What Will You Be Reading Over the Summer?

We, at California Humanities love books, and we thought we’d share with you what we’re currently reading, or hope to be reading over the summer months. Renée Perry is reading the following: Mastry – catalog of Kerry James Marshall show (yes, catalogs count as reading material when they are half essays)  …

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Library Innovation Lab Projects To Launch This Summer!

How can libraries help welcome new Californians? Over the past six months, a group of ten dedicated and imaginative programming librarians from across the state have been thinking hard about this question. With support from California Humanities staff and consultants, the Library Innovation Lab participants have been actively conducting research to uncover the …

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