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The California Documentary Project Grants

Friday, September 16, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Meyer
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California Humanities is pleased to announce that guidelines and workshops for the 2016 California Documentary Project grants are now available and I’m writing to ask if you would be willing to help share the grant announcement with your respective communities. As always, we hope to reach a broad pool of applicants and we appreciate your help in spreading the word.
The California Documentary Project is a competitive grant program that supports film, audio, and interactive media productions that explore and interpret California subjects and issues, use the humanities to provide context, depth and perspective, and that are suitable for statewide and national audiences through broadcast, distribution, community and classroom screenings, etc. Funding amounts range from $10,000 to $50,000 and California residency is not a requirement for eligibility. This year’s deadline is November 1.
For grant guidelines, application instructions, dates and times for informational grant workshops, and a list of previously supported projects, please visit
California Humanities is an independent non-profit and a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Since 2003, we have awarded over $4.5 million to projects that document the California experience, including No Más Bebés?, The Last Day of Freedom, Ovarian Psycos, Dogtown Redemption, REAL BOY, The Return, Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning, We Were Here: The AIDS Years in San Francisco, Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone, Hollywood Chinese, and many more.