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CDP Research & Development Grants
(Deadline: October 15, 2014)

CDP Research and Development grants are designed 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. Grant awards range up to $10,000.

CDP Production Grants
(Deadline: October 15, 2014)

CDP Production grants are designed 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. Grant awards range up to $50,000.

CDP Public Engagement Grants
(Deadline TBD)

Public Engagement grants extend the reach and impact of Cal Humanities-supported media projects by supporting dissemination and public engagement activities. We seek to deepen understanding and awareness of subjects and issues of relevance to California, and foster critical reflection and thoughtful analysis on the part of audiences. Grant awards range up to $10,000.

 

 

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California Documentary Project Grant

CDP guidelines are now available, deadline is October 15, 2014.

Wonder Women!

The Untold Story of American Superheroines

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The Waiting Room

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Chicano Rock

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When Medicine Got It Wrong

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Everyday Sunshine:

The Story of Fishbone

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List of CDP Grants  Attend a grant workshop  Application Webinar (2013 cycle)

The California Documentary Project (CDP) is a competitive grants program that supports documentary film, radio, and new media productions that enhance our 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. Since 2003, we have awarded approximately $4 million to projects that document the California experience and explore issues of significance to Californians. CDP grants support projects at the research and development, production, and public engagement stages.

The 2014 CDP grant guidelines are available via links below; the online grant application will be available beginning September 15, 2014. Attend one of our free informational grant workshops--click here for more information! The application deadline is October 15, 2014 at 5 pm.

For more information, contact Program Officer John Lightfoot.


CDP Research & Development Grants
(Deadline: October 15, 2014)

CDP Research and Development grants are designed 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. Grant awards range up to $10,000.

CDP Production Grants
(Deadline: October 15, 2014)

CDP Production grants are designed 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. Grant awards range up to $50,000.

CDP Public Engagement Grants
(Deadline TBD)

Public Engagement grants extend the reach and impact of Cal Humanities-supported media projects by supporting dissemination and public engagement activities. We seek to deepen understanding and awareness of subjects and issues of relevance to California, and foster critical reflection and thoughtful analysis on the part of audiences. Grant awards range up to $10,000.

 

 

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