"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more when it is in context."
— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project
SAN DIEGO– California Humanities offers free informational grant workshops and an online webinar on how to apply to the 2017 California Documentary Project (CDP) grant program. Are you considering applying to the 2017 California Documentary Project grant with a film, audio or digital media project? Do you have questions about writing the proposal, filling out the budget form or submitting work samples? Or do you want to know more about humanities advisors and what we mean by approaching subjects from a humanities perspective? We are offering free informational grant workshops and an online webinar where you can get your questions answered and learn more about what makes a competitive application. Join California Humanities Senior Program Officer John Lightfoot at one of the workshops or the webinar below and be sure to bring your questions with you. The workshops are free but space is limited and an RSVP is required to attend. Please be sure to review the CDP grant guidelines in advance! Register here to attend one of California Humanities’ informational CDP grant workshops: Media Art Center San Diego San Diego Monday, September 18, 6:00-8:00pm To attend, please register here Upcoming Grantseeker Workshops: International Documentary Association Los Angeles Tuesday, September 19, 7:00-9:00pm To attend, please register here Webinar Friday, September 22, 10:30am—noon PDT To participate, please register here Mechanics’ Institute— San Francisco Monday, September 25, 6:00-8:00pm To attend, please register here Thank you to Visual Communications, Media Art Center San Diego and the International Documentary Association for hosting these workshops. 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. 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 Foodways, The Stoop and The Intersection; interactive and transmedia documentaries such as K-TOWN ‘92 and The Mojave Project; and documentary films such as REAL BOY, The Return, Forever, Chinatown, No Más Bebés? , The Last Day of Freedom, Romeo is Bleeding, Ovarian Psycos, Tribal Justice, Dogtown Redemption and many more. For complete guidelines, application instructions and a list of previously awarded projects please visit the California Documentary Project grants page. For more information, contact Senior Program Officer John Lightfoot.