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CDP Research & Development Grants
(Deadline: October 15, 2015)

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, 2015)

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

All application materials must be received by Thursday, October 15 at 5 pm.

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 (2014 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 next CDP deadline is Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 5 pm.

INFORMATIONAL GRANT WORKSHOPS

San Francisco
PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is at capacity; please, instead, register for our informational webinar below.
Thursday, September 3
6:00pm-8:00pm
Ninth Street Independent Film Center
Co-presented by San Francisco Film Society

San Diego
Wednesday, September 9
6:30-8:30pm
Media Art Center San Diego
To attend, please register here

Los Angeles
PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is at capacity; please, instead, register for our informational webinar below.
Thursday, September 10
7:00-9:00pm
International Documentary Association

Webinar
Thursday, September 15
10:30am—noon PDT
To participate, please register here

For more information, contact Program Officer John Lightfoot


CDP Research & Development Grants
(Deadline: October 15, 2015)

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, 2015)

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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