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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 use the humanities to provide context, depth and perspective and reach and engage broad audiences through multiple means, including but not limited to radio and television broadcasts, podcasts, online distribution and interactive media, community screenings and discussions, in classrooms and libraries, at cultural centers, film festivals, and beyond. Funding is available in two categories:

  • Research and Development Grants up to $10,000
  • Production Grants up to $50,000

To learn more about California Documentary Project Grants, please visit our webpage here.

For more information, contact John Lightfoot, Senior Program Officer, jlightfoot@calhum.org.

Humanities for All Grants
Humanities for All grants will support locally-initiated public humanities projects responding to the needs and interests of Californians that will encourage participation in public humanities, particularly by new and/or underserved audiences, and promote understanding and empathy among all our state’s peoples in order to cultivate a thriving democracy.

  • Quick Grants will provide between $1,000 and $5,000 to support small-scale public humanities activities and projects that will take place within a one-year period from the award date. No match is required.
  • Project Grants will provide between $10,000 and $20,000 to larger public humanities projects of up to two-year duration. Awards must be matched with an equivalent amount of cash or in-kind resources over the life of the project.

To learn more about Humanities for All Grants (Project Grants and Quick Grants), please visit our webpage here.

For more information, contact Felicia Kelley, Project and Evaluation Director, fkelley@calhum.org.

Upcoming California Humanities Grant Deadlines for 2017 and 2018:

2017
November 1, 2017    California Documentary Project, R&D and Production Grants

2018
February 1, 2018      Humanities for All, Project Grants
February 15, 2018   Humanities for All, Quick Grants
Spring 2018              California Documentary Project, Shorts (New! Details TBA)

June 15, 2018          Humanities for All, Quick Grants
August 1, 2018        Humanities for All, Project Grants
October 15, 2018    Humanities for All, Quick Grants
November 1, 2018   California Documentary Project, R&D and Production Grants

Please note: These dates are subject to change. Please check our website for the most up to date information and subscribe to our monthly enews here.

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