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NEW! California Documentary Project NextGen Guidelines Now Available

Grants for Youth Media Organizations in Support of Emerging California Mediamakers Age 18 and Under

Deadline: Friday, September 14, 2018

California Humanities is pleased to announce guidelines for CDP NextGen, a new funding opportunity through the California Documentary Project grant program in support of California’s next generation of documentary mediamakers. Eligible applicants may request up to $15,000.

Presented in alignment with CA 2020: Youth Perspective and the Future of California, our new statewide initiative that focuses on the lives and experiences of young Californians, CDP NextGen invites applications from California-based nonprofit organizations and public agencies with established track records in youth media programming to provide training and support to emerging mediamakers in the creation of short, insightful nonfiction films and/or podcasts that tell original stories about life in California today.

If California is at times seen as an indicator of where the United States is headed, then the state’s 9.2 million young people under the age of 18 will play an increasingly significant role in shaping who we are and the issues that we care about both regionally and nationally in coming years. With an eye toward the next national election and the goal of amplifying youth voices, we want to hear the insights and perspectives of soon-to-be-voting-age Californians on the subjects and issues that both divide and unite us. CDP NextGen intends to support short documentary films or podcasts that shed light on not only the problems we face, but also on the solutions that youth are proposing and the futures they envision.

The CDP NextGen grant deadline grant is Friday, September 14 at 5pm.

For grant guidelines and application instructions, please visit the California Documentary Project Grants page.

An informational webinar on how to apply to CDP NextGen will be held on Monday, August 20, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm. To attend, please review the guidelines and register here in advance.




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