"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
OAKLAND–Are you considering applying to the 2018 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 where you can get your questions answered and learn more about what makes a competitive application. Join California Humanities Senior Program Officer John Lightfoot. 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! October 2, 2018 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Location: California Humanities 538 9th Street Suite 210 Oakland, CA 94607 Register here 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 firstname.lastname@example.org