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"Part of resilience is finding joy, finding beauty, finding love."

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"Part of resilience is finding joy, finding beauty, finding love."

— George Takei, Actor, Author, Director, Activist

CDP NextGen Youth Media Grants Now Available—Apply By March 1, 2023

Above photo courtesy of Youth Beat.

California Humanities invites applications for the 2023 round of CDP NextGen grants to support California’s next generation of documentary mediamakers ages 18 and under. California-based nonprofit organizations and public agencies, including schools and libraries, may apply for funding up to $15,000 to provide training and support to emerging storytellers in the creation of short, insightful nonfiction films and/or podcasts that tell original stories about life in California today.

The focus of proposed CDP NextGen projects may take many forms, though all should address subjects and issues relevant to the lives and experiences of young people in California today and should emerge from the interests, cares, concerns, and inquiries of the participating youth producers.

Photo courtesy of BAYCAT

We are particularly interested in projects that actively support critical thinking and media literacy among young Californians, in addition to providing technical and creative training in media production. Competitive applications will use the humanities to encourage reflection on and deepened understanding of subjects and issues relevant to participants’ lives and communities.

For grant guidelines, a list of previously supported projects, and to start a new application, please visit the CDP NextGen grants page.

Applicants are encouraged to attend a free informational applicant webinar to learn more about CDP NextGen grant program:

CDP NextGen Application Webinar

Wednesday, January 25, 2023
10:00 – 11:00 AM PT
Register here in advance

Applications are due March 1, 2023

For more information, contact John Lightfoot, Director of Media & Journalism Programs, at jlightfoot@calhum.org.

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