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Media Projects – Production Grants

Organisation: National Endowment for The Humanities

Status: Closed

  • Grant

Funding Size: up to $700,000

Deadline: 11/08/2021

  • Eligibility:
    – applicants include U.S. nonprofit organisations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status,
    – public and 501(c)(3) accredited institutions of higher education,
    – state and local governmental agencies, and federally recognised Native American tribal governments,
    – individuals, foreign and for-profit entities are not eligible to apply.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target country: United States
  • Application language: English

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Public Programs is accepting applications for the Media Projects program on production. The purpose of this program is to support collaboration between media producers and scholars to develop humanities content and to prepare documentary films, radio, and podcasts that engage public audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship.

All Media Projects proposals must:
– build on sound humanities scholarship
– deepen public understanding of significant humanities questions
– approach a subject analytically, presenting a variety of perspectives
– involve humanities scholars in all phases of development and production
– involve appropriate media professionals
– employ appealing and accessible program formats that will actively engage the general public in learning

To be ready to apply for a Production award, you should have:
– conducted extensive research on your subject, including archival work, preliminary interviews
– identified humanities themes
– involved humanities scholars in creating and interpreting the project’s content
– drafted the script (for film or television projects) or detailed treatment(s) (for radio or podcast projects)
– designed your plans for distribution, outreach, and partnerships

See here to learn more and apply.

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