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CDP Research & Development Grants
(2015 Deadline has passed)

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
(2015 Deadline has passed)

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 California 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

The 2015 application deadline has passed. Results will be emailed to applicants in March 2016.

Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

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Rebels With a Cause

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Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful

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Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle

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Inventing L.A.: The Chandlers and Their Times

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List of CDP Grants  Attend a grant workshop  Application Webinar (2015 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 2015 application deadline has passed. Results will be emailed to applicants in March 2016.

For more information, contact Program Officer John Lightfoot


CDP Research & Development Grants
(2015 Deadline has passed)

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
(2015 Deadline has passed)

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 California 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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