California Humanities – California Documentary Project
Cal Humanities will begin accepting applications for the California Documentary Project on September 1.
This is a competitive grants program that supports documentary film, radio, and new media productions designed to enhance an understanding of California and its cultures, peoples, and histories.
Projects must use the humanities to provide context, depth, and perspective and be suitable for California and national audiences through broadcast and/or distribution. CDP grants support projects at the research and development, production, and public engagement stages.
1) Research and Development: Grants will be awarded to strengthen the humanities content and approach of documentary media productions in their earliest stages. Projects must actively involve at least three humanities advisors to help frame and contextualize subject matter throughout the research and development phase. Funding is available up to $10,000.
2) Production: Grants will be awarded to strengthen the humanities content and approach of documentary media productions and help propel projects toward completion. Projects must be in the production stage, have a work in progress, and actively involve at least two humanities advisors in the production process. Funding is available up to $50,000.