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Request for Proposals- Cal Humanities Announces Guidelines for California Documentary Project

Deadline: 10-01-12

New guidelines are available for the California Documentary Project, a competitive grants program of Cal Humanities that supports documentary film, radio, and new media productions designed to enhance an 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.

CDP grants support projects at the research and development, production, and public engagement stages.

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.

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 for film and radio and up to $20,000 for new media.

Public Engagement grants extend the reach and impact of Cal Humanities-supported media projects by supporting dissemination and public engagement activities. Funding is intended 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.

Eligible applicant organizations/project directors must have tax-exempt organizational status or a tax-exempt organization as fiscal sponsor.

Grant requests must be matched by at least a 1:1 amount of cash or in-kind contributions from non-federal sources.

Informational grant workshops will be held August 21 and September 5, 2012. An informational webinar will be held August 28, 2012.

Visit the Cal Humanities Web site for complete program guidelines, application materials, and to register for a workshop or the webinar.

Link to Complete RFP.

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