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32 Grant Awardees from Around the State To Receive Almost $350,000

Congratulations to the recent California Humanities grant awardees for the latest rounds of California Documentary Project NEXT GEN grants, Humanities for All Project Grants, and Humanities for All Quick Grants. The 32 awardees will receive a total of $347,888.

The seven CDP NEXT GEN awards total $102,245, supporting media projects by emerging media makers age 18 and under that shed light on current issues, solutions, and futures as envisioned by young people. This is the first round of awards in this category, and projects range from a series of youth-produced short films on issues of importance to first-time voters in 2020 in Venice, to a program offering San Francisco public school youth an opportunity to train with a public radio station on a podcast series about media literacy.

The ten Humanities for All Project Grants, totaling $175,000, include a range of locally-initiated public humanities projects, from a site-specific sound installation and interactive website on Japanese internment at the Manzanar National Historic Site, to a series of public events in the San Fernando Valley showcasing community-based indigenous wellness and healing practices. Each project adds a new layer to a rich picture of California’s culture, people and history.

The Humanities for All Quick Grants total $70,643 in awards to 15 new projects in the second year of the program. These grants offer meaningful insights into the diverse ways Californians share, reflect, and celebrate the humanities in their daily lives. Grants will support programs from free weekly writing classes engaging seniors in Calaveras to a visual and interpretive exhibition exploring the history of voting rights activism in Watsonville. These projects, and the others supported by Humanities for All Quick Grants exemplify significant statewide geographic diversity and will offer a range of program types and subject matter.

A full list of grantees is below.

Click through for more detailed project descriptions for California Documentary Project NEXT GEN grants, Humanities for All Project Grants and Humanities for All Quick Grants.

California Documentary Project NEXT GEN Grants Winter 2018-19 Awardees

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California Dreamers
Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA
Project Director: Lisa Marr

First Vote Project
Venice Arts, Venice, CA
Project Director: Issa Sharp

Influences and Influencers: San Francisco Youth Map their Media
KALW San Francisco Unified School District, San Francisco, CA
Project Director: Ben Trefny

Nuevas Novelas Filmmaking Bootcamp
Justice for my Sister, A Project of Community Partners, Los Angeles, CA
Project Director: Kimberly Bautista

Speak City Heights Youth Voices
Media Arts Center San Diego, San Diego, CA
Project Director: Larry DaSilveira

UCR ARTS – Off the Block – Birth to Innovation
Regents of the University of California at Riverside, Riverside, CA
Project Director: Nikolay Maslov

Understanding Change in Oakland: A Youth Perspective
The Oakland Public Education Fund / Youth Beat, Oakland, CA
Project Director: Jake Schoneker


Humanities for All Project Grants Winter 2018-19 Awardees

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Bridging Arts and Humanities: Communities in Dialogue
Regents of the University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA
Project Director: Luis Alvarez Ph.D.

Voices of Courage: Oral Histories of Refugees and Asylum Seekers
East Bay Sanctuary Covenant, Berkeley, CA
Project Director: Lisa Hoffman

Familia y Tradiciones: Four Generations of Change at the Jensen-Alvarado Ranch
Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District, Jurupa Valley, CA
Project Director: Antone Pierucci

Imagining Santa Ana
El Sol Science & Arts Academy of Santa Ana, Santa Ana, CA
Project Director: Sue A. Cronmiller

One Square Mile, 10,000 Voices
Visual Communications, Los Angeles, CA
Project Director: Sue Ding

Resilience Archives
Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, Los Angeles, CA
Project Director: Mia Nakano

Telling Our Personal Stories: Changing How We’re Seen to Who We Are
Filmmakers Collaborative, Inc. San Francisco, CA
Project Directors: Jennifer Crystal Chien and Sabereh Kashi

The Indigenous in Us: Embracing Ancestral Knowledge and Sharing the Beauty of Practice
TIA Chuchas Centro Cultural, Inc. Sylmar, CA
Project Director: Melissa SanVicente

Tracing Memory
Friends of the Chinese American Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Project Director: Long (Michael) Truong

We Are Not Strangers Here: A Cal Ag Roots Story Series
California Institute for Rural Studies, Inc. Davis, CA
Project Director: Ildi Carlisle-Cummins


Humanities for All Quick Grants Winter 2018-19 Awardees

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Accoutrements: A Public Literary Series
Avenue 50 Studio Inc., Highland Park, CA
Project Director: Jessica Ceballos y Campbell

Black Joy: Poetry with Young Black Men
Chapter 510 Ink, Oakland, CA
Project Director: Janet Heller

Contemporary Chumash Culture Speaker Series
Oakbrook Park Chumash Indian Corporation, Thousand Oaks, CA
Project Director: Barbara Tejada

Joe Turner’s Come and Gone by August Wilson
Intrepid Shakespeare Company dba Intrepid Theatre Company, Encinitas, CA
Project Director: Tiffany Tang

Mǝǝmento: Before and ‘Aksum Belle: Afterwards
CSU Chico Research Foundation, Chico, CA
Project Director: Kelly Lindner

Our Community Reads
Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries Inc., Santa Cruz, CA
Project Director: Denise Ward

Portraits of Courage
Veterans Memorial Court Alliance, Los Angeles, CA
Project Director: Robert Horsting

REEL JAPAN: Stories From East and West
El Dorado Arts Council, Placerville, CA
Project Director: Terry LeMoncheck

Returned Citizens Theatre Troupe
Marin Shakespeare Company, San Rafael, CA
Project Director: Lesley Currier

Spanish Language & Linguistics Speaker Series at CSU Bakersfield
CSU Bakersfield Auxiliary for Sponsored Programs Administration, Bakersfield, CA
Project Director: Maryann Parad

Stories on the Sidewalk
Arts Council of Kern, Bakersfield, CA
Project Director: David Gordon

The Latin Quarter: Maclovia Ruiz and the Missing Beat
Museum of Performance & Design, San Francisco, CA
Project Director: Kirsten Tanaka

Voices of Wisdom: Writing Classes for Seniors 55-plus
Manzanita Writers Press, Angels Camp, CA
Project Director: Monika Rose

Vote! Your Vote is Your Voice/ ¡Vote! Su Voto es Su Voz
Pajaro Valley Arts Council, Watsonville, CA
Project Director: Judy Stabile

Working Together: Aircraft Manufacturing in Southern California 1939–1945
Planes of Fame Air Museum, Chino, CA
Project Director: Brian Finnegan

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