The California Council for the Humanities California Documentary Project supports film, radio, and new media projects that document the California experience and explore issues of significance to Californians. The new guidelines for the next round of CDP Research & Development and Production grants are now available.
Projects must enhance an understanding of California and its cultures, peoples, and histories, and be suitable for Californian as well asnational audiences. Subject matter must be approached from a humanities perspective. Humanities disciplines include, but are not limited to, history, literature, philosophy, folklore, ethnic studies, religious studies, ethics, jurisprudence, and qualitative approaches in the social sciences.
Applicants may apply for either a Research and Development Grant or a Production Grant. Research and Development Grants provide up to $7,000 for film and radio projects. Production Grants provide up to $50,000 for film and radio projects, and up to $20,000 for new media projects.
Projects must be sponsored by a not-for-profit organization or state or municipal government entity, preferably one in California.
In addition to Research and Development and Production grants, the project has launched a new Public Engagement grant to assist previous CDP grantees in ongoing work around outreach and audience development. The online application for Public Engagement grants will be available starting August 2, 2010; the application deadline is September 1, 2010.
Guidelines are available at the CCH Web site.