KCETLink Receives Grant Award from California Humanities In Support of Arts and Culture Series ARTBOUND

Allison Gray


Burbank, Calif. – Apr. 19, 2018 KCETLink, a leading national independent nonprofit public broadcast and digital network, today announced that it has received a $20,000 grant from California Humanities as one of its California Documentary Project grant awardees. This grant will be used to support the tenth season of arts and culture series ARTBOUND, premiering spring 2019. The series examines the lives, works and creative processes of arts and culture innovators making an impact in Southern California and beyond.

The California Documentary Project (CDP) is a competitive grant program of California Humanities. CDP grants are awarded to support film, audio, and interactive media projects that add a new layer to a complex and growing portrait of California. Since 2003, California Humanities has awarded more than $5 million in research and development, production, and public engagement grant awards to media makers who go deep and reach broadly to capture California in all its complexity.

“We are pleased to be among the recipients of this grant from California Humanities,” said Juan Devis, Chief Creative Officer. “This grant supports KCET as we continue providing freely accessible, high quality programs and services throughout the Southern California region.”

“California Humanities is proud to support the California Documentary Project which helps the people of California connect with one another through stories of our past, present and future,” said Julie Fry, President and CEO of California Humanities. “Projects such as ARTBOUND show that the humanities provide relevant, powerful, meaningful ways to connect and help us better understand the human condition.”

As an independent, non-profit state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, California Humanities plays a critical role across the state in producing, funding, and supporting cultural experiences and events. For more information on California Humanities, please visit www.calhum.org.

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ARTBOUND is supported by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, California Humanities, the California Arts Council and other generous institutional funders.



The critically acclaimed weekly television series and online destination ARTBOUND captures the spirit of the burgeoning arts and culture community in Southern and Central California and explores how it's shaping the region as the creative capital of the world. The series explores and illuminates the cultural issues of our times, providing critical in-depth analysis of how arts and culture affect society. The series and the online stories that are found at kcet.org/artbound and linktv.org/artbound are the result of cultural tastemakers throughout the region and collaborations with LA's top cultural institutions. Since its inception in 2012, the series has earned high industry praise including several Emmy® Awards, LA Press Club awards, two Golden Mike awards and a National Entertainment Journalism award, among others. ASCAP has recognized ARTBOUND with the prestigious ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor / Virgil Thomson Multimedia Award for outstanding music.



KCETLink Media Group is a national independent, nonprofit, digital and broadcast network that provides high-quality, culturally diverse programming designed to engage the public in innovative, entertaining and transformative ways. With a commitment to independent perspectives, smart global entertainment, local communities, and opportunities for engagement and social action, KCETLink depicts people and the world through a lens unavailable elsewhere in U.S. media. A viewer-supported 501(c)(3) organization, KCETLink content is distributed nationally via satellite on Link TV DIRECTV channel 375 and DISH Network channel 9410 and on KCET in Southern and Central California via broadcast and cable, as well as through various digital delivery systems. For additional information about KCET and Link TV productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org or linktv.org. Select programming from KCET and Link TV is also available for streaming on Apple TV and Roku platforms.


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