BURBANK, CALIF. - April 4, 2013 - KCETLink is pleased to announce its award-winning, transmedia arts and culture journalism series, Artbound, has received a $20,000 grant from the California Documentary Project (CDP). Artbound is among 15 projects selected for this competitive grant program sponsored by Cal Humanities. Cal Humanities encourages film and radio documentarians to explore issues and stories of critical importance to California.
"This round was one of the strongest and most competitive I've seen over the past six years," said John Lightfoot, Program Officer of the California Documentary Project. "The 15 projects that were selected for funding represent an extraordinarily rich and diverse portrait of California."
Juan Devis, Executive Producer of the series and Vice President of Arts and Culture Programming, KCETLink, added, "We're very honored to be chosen among so many other extraordianary projects. This grant will allow Artbound to continue to explore and showcase some of the most creative and imaginative voices in Southern California."
The California Documentary Project (CDP) grants support documentary film, new media, and radio productions at the research and development, production, and public engagement stages. The intent of the CDP is to increase access to, understanding of, and awareness of the public humanities through the support of documentary media productions.
KCETLink is the new national independent public transmedia organization formed by the merger between KCET and Link Media. A viewer-supported 501(c)(3) organization, its content is distributed nationally via satellite on DirecTV and DISH, in Southern and Central California via broadcast, as well as through various digital delivery systems. KCET and Link TV are services of KCETLink. For additional information about KCETLink productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org or linktv.org.
About California Documentary Project
The California Documentary Project (CDP) is a competitive grants program that supports documentary film, radio, and new media productions that enhance our 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. Since 2003, we have awarded over $3 million to projects that document the California experience and explore issues of significance to Californians. CDP grants support projects at the research and development, production, and public engagement stages.
For more information, contact Program Officer John Lightfoot.