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California’s Veterans: War Comes Home Interviews

Launched in 2014, the War Comes Home initiative was launched to help veterans strengthen connections to their communities, and vice versa, and increase awareness and understanding of the impacts of war. Over $300,000 in grants was awarded and provided additional resources to 43 library jurisdictions throughout California, carrying out 856 activities, and …

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What is your California Story?

California. A state of almost 40 million people, with millions of stories to share. A state of writers, filmmakers, storytellers and artists. A state of innovators and thinkers. A state of open mind. For over 40 years, California Humanities has helped give voice to voices seldom heard. Through grants and …

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Nov 17-26– A Place to Call Home Art Show in Grass Valley

GRASS VALLEY–Six artists working in various media (photography, encaustic painting, sculpture, painting, and mixed-media assemblage) exhibit their work in the Granucci Gallery and Main Gallery at The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, CA. Each artist’s work interprets and communicates stories of homelessness and inclusion/common humanity with homeless people, …

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Upcoming Grant Opportunities from California Humanities

The next round of grant deadlines for 2017 and 2018! The California Documentary Project (CDP) 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 complexity. Projects should …

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NEH features War Ink Project Directors in Interview

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) featured California Humanities supported project WAR INK. “Veterans’ tattoos document experiences and share untold stories. War Ink is a virtual exhibit that combines original video, photography and audio interviews to present the stories of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in their own words. The War Ink virtual exhibit …

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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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Grace Lee’s K-TOWN ’92 Tells a Different Story of LA Riots

Grace Lee’s K-TOWN ’92, an interactive web documentary, was supported by California Humanities through the California Documentary Project Production Grant in 2017. You can watch a clip of the interactive online documentary here until April 28, 2018: http://www.pbs.org/video/k-town-92-reporters-skhfmp/ Read an excerpt from Nina F. Ichikawa‘s Interview with Grace Lee “Grace Lee’s ‘K-TOWN …

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