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Apply for a California Documentary Project Grant By November 1

Application Deadline: November 1, 2018.

California? It’s complicated—almost 40 million people and 40 million stories. California Humanities invites proposals for the California Documentary Project (CDP) grant program that tell stories from every corner of the state and explore California in all its complexity. We seek compelling film, audio, and digital media projects that reflect a broad cross-section of Californians’ stories; bring new and previously unheard perspectives to light; and help reveal the breadth and range of California’s cultures, peoples, and histories. Shorts, podcasts, web series, features, and more are all eligible.

Funding is available in two categories:

CDP Research and Development Grants up to $10,000

CDP Production Grants up to $50,000

CDP projects should use the humanities to provide context, depth and perspective and seek to 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.

Since 2003, California Humanities has awarded over $5 million to projects that document California and its cultures, peoples, and histories, and that together help us better understand who we are and where we live. Recently supported projects include the podcasts and radio series California FoodwaysThe Stoop and The Intersection; interactive and transmedia documentaries such as K-TOWN ‘92 and The Mojave Projectand documentary films such as REAL BOYThe ReturnForever, ChinatownNo Más Bebés? , The Last Day of FreedomRomeo is BleedingOvarian PsycosTribal JusticeDogtown Redemption and many more.

For complete guidelines, application instructions and a list of previously awarded funded projects please visit the California Documentary Project grants page.

To start an online application, please visit https://ch-grants.smapply.io.

2018 CDP Workshops

To attend a free workshop on how to apply for a CDP grant, please register for one of these sessions:

CDP Grant Workshop—Oakland

Tuesday, October 2, 6:30-8:30 pm
Hosted by California Humanities
To attend, register here

CDP Grant Workshop—Los Angeles
Wednesday, October 3, 7:00 – 9:00pm
To attend, register here

For more information, contact Senior Program Officer John Lightfoot.

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