California Humanities welcomes applications for 2015 California Documentary Project Grant

Deadline: October 15, 2015

The California Documentary Project (CDP) is a competitive grant program of California Humanities that supports documentary film, radio, and new media productions that enhance our understanding of California and its cultures, peoples, and histories.  Projects should 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 documentary projects at the research and development and production stages with grant amounts ranging from $10,000 to $50,000. California residency is not a requirement of eligibility.


For complete program guidelines, application instructions, and a list of previously supported projects, please visit:


For more information, contact [email protected].

California Humanities is an independent non-profit and a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Since 2003, we have awarded over $4 million to projects that document the California experience, including The Case Against 8Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race, Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle, Romeo is BleedingWe Were Here: The AIDS Years in San FranciscoEveryday Sunshine: The Story of Fishboneand many more.