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  • Writer's pictureKristin Cooper

California Documentary Project (CDP) grant

Are you interested in applying to the 2020 California Documentary Project (CDP) grant with a film, audio, or digital media project? Do you have questions about writing the proposal, filling out the budget form, or submitting work samples? Or do you want to know more about humanities advisers and what role the humanities can play?

Join us for a free informational online grant workshop where you can get your questions answered and learn more about what makes a competitive application. Please be sure to review the CDP grant guidelines in advance and bring your questions with you.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

1–2:30 pm PDT

Register here

Proposals for the 2020 California Documentary Project grant program for film, audio, and interactive media projects that explore California in all its complexity are accepted until November 2. We seek documentary projects that bring new and previously unheard perspectives to light; reflect a broad cross-section of Californians’ stories; and help reveal the breadth and range of California’s cultures, peoples, and histories.

Funding is available in two categories:

· Research and Development Grants up to $10,000

· Production Grants up to $50,000

Apply by November 2, 2020.

For grant guidelines, application instructions, and a list of previously awarded projects please visit the California Documentary Project grants page. To begin a CDP application visit the California Humanities grant portal.

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California Humanities promotes the humanities—focused on ideas, conversation, and learning—as relevant, meaningful ways to understand the human condition and connect us to each other in order to help strengthen California. An independent non-profit and partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, California Humanities has provided grants and programs across the state since 1975. To find out more about California Humanities and the projects we support, visit

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