California Humanities will conduct free informational grant workshops and an online webinar on how to apply to the 2016 California Documentary Project (CDP) grant program starting September 19. Applicants who are unable to attend a workshop in person are welcome to participate in the online informational webinar.

The workshops and webinar are free but space is limited and an RSVP is required to attend. Please be sure to review the CDP grant guidelines in advance at and bring your questions with you.

Register here to attend one of California Humanities’ informational CDP grant workshops:

San Diego
Monday, September 19, 6:00-8:00pm
Media Art Center San Diego
To attend, please register here

Los Angeles
Tuesday, September 20, 7:00-9:00pm
International Documentary Association
To attend, please register here

San Francisco
Wednesday, September 21, 6:00-8:00pm
Mechanic’s Institute
To attend, please register here

Friday, September 23, 10:30am—noon PDT
To participate, please register here

The California Documentary Project (CDP) is a competitive grant program of California Humanities that supports documentary film, radio, and new media productions that enhance our understanding of California and its cultures, peoples, and histories. Projects should use the humanities to provide context, depth, and perspective and be suitable for California and national audiences through broadcast and/or distribution. CDP grants support documentary projects at the research and development and production stages with grant amounts ranging from $10,000 to $50,000. California residency is not a requirement for eligibility. Grant funding amounts range from $10,000 to $50,000.

For complete guidelines, instructions on how to apply, and a list of previously funded projects, visit the 2016 California Documentary Project grants page.

For more information, contact: John Lightfoot, Senior Program Officer,