Description: The California Documentary Project (CDP) is a competitive grant program that supports the research and development and production stages of film, audio, and digital media projects that seek to document California in all its complexity. Projects should use the humanities to provide context, depth and perspective and reach and engage broad audiences through multiple means, including but not limited to radio and television broadcasts, podcasts, online distribution and interactive media, community screenings and discussions, in classrooms and libraries, at cultural centers, film festivals, and beyond. 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 two humanities advisors to help frame and contextualize subject matter throughout the research and development phase.
Award: Up to $10,000; grant request must be matched during the grant period by at least a 1:1 amount of cash or in-kind contributions from non-federal sources.
Eligibility: Eligible applicants must be nonprofit organizations or municipal/public agencies (including public libraries, museums, schools, universities, and tribal governments). California Humanities does not make grants directly to individuals; however, individuals may apply through an eligible tax-exempt fiscal sponsor.
Deadline: 5 pm PT, Nov. 1, 2021