CALIFORNIA DOCUMENTARY PROJECT
Grants for film, audio and interactive documentaries
Deadline: November 1, 2017
California Humanities is pleased to announce the 2017 deadline for the California Documentary Project (CDP), 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, be suitable for California and national audiences, and seek to reach, inform 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 more. California residency is not a requirement for eligibility.
Funding is available in two categories:
· Research & Development Grants up to $10,000
· Production Grants up to $50,000
For more information on grant guidelines, application instructions, and a list of previously supported projects, please visit the California Documentary Project grants page.
MacDowell is seeking applications from writers working on long-form journalism projects to apply for a Winter Spring 2018 residency. Journalists should submit an application under our literature – nonfiction category and list the Art of Journalism as how they learned about MacDowell.
The application deadline is this Friday, September 15th.
The MacDowell Colony provides time and space for artists to work on creative projects. MacDowell has expanded its support for journalists by providing additional residencies and project funding of up to $2,500 in addition to financial aid for accepted artists engaged in long-form journalism projects. Since launching this initiative in 2015, we have provided residencies to more than 30 journalists, including Mario Kaiser, Alia Malek, Jessica Stern, Andrea Elliott, Jen Percy, and Shane Bauer. We've also awarded $13,872 in project funding thanks to a generous grant from the Calderwood Charitable Foundation.
MacDowell's Art of Journalism initiative is advancing our legacy of supporting some of the finest voices in non-fiction, from the essays of James Baldwin to Frances Fitzgerald's investigations into the Vietnam War. Please help us spread the word about this opportunity by forwarding this email or sharing this link:
Writing Pad’s LA, SF, and Online podcasting and radio storytelling courses start soon w/ This American Life’s Elna Baker, Snap Judgment’s Eliza Smith, and Unfictional’s Bob Carlson. Friends of Freelance Cafe get a discount.
15% off the class by using the code FREELANCE.
PODCASTING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO–STARTS SUN. 9/24
Eliza is a producer at NPR’s Snap Judgment who got her start with the Kitchen Sisters. She will help you conceive, develop & produce an outline for your podcast & record a teaser. She will teach you interviewing techniques, sound editing, using music, archival material + more. Class includes a recording session at a professional studio as well a session with the head sound person at Snap. For more about Eliza, check out our interview with her here: http://writingpad.com/snap-
PODCAST w/ Eliza Smith (Producer, Snap Judgment)
Sept 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22 (5 Sun. nights) 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. SF
STORYTELLING ONLINE—STARTS WED. 10/3
Elna Baker is a Producer and Story Scout on This American Life. She has been on TAL 9 times, she pitches Ira Glass stories every week and has won 8 Moth Story SLAMS! Elna knows what This American Life and The Moth consider to be a worthy story and what their specific format is. If your dream is to create stories for top podcasts/radio shows, this the perfect class for you! Finish 2 stage ready or radio ready stories in class.
STORYTELLING ONLINE (6 WK) w/ Elna Baker (Producer, Story Scout, This American Life)
Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, Nov. 7, 14 (6 Tues. nights), 5:30p.m.-7:30 p.m. PST, Online
RADIO STORYTELLING CLASS IN LOS ANGELES—STARTS SUN. 10/15
Bob Carlson is the host and producer of Unfictional on KCRW. In this class, Bob shares the Unfictional guidelines, themes and helps you craft a pro radio story. On the last class, you record your story at KCRW and get a professionally recorded clip. Because of this class, 9 students have gotten on Unfictional and 1 got on All Things Considered. Our latest student success is Caitlin Biljan: http://kcrw.co/2orFMUv
RADIO STORYTELLING w/ Bob Carlson (Producer, KCRW's Unfictional) 5 Wk
Oct 15, 22, Nov 5, Dec 3, 10 (4 Sun. nights, 1 recording session) 6:00-9:00 p.m, West