Amplifying impact through the California Council for the Humanities

The Transmission Project is proud to share that two of organizations where we placed Digital Arts Service Corps members this year received grants from the California Council for the Humanities:

The California Council for the Humanities has officially announced its most recent California Story Fund grant award recipients. Twenty projects—selected from among 93 proposals—will collectively receive $199,665 in support through the Council’s California Story Fund. The Fund supports community-centered, story-based public humanities projects that contribute to our evolving understanding of California. In alignment with the Council’s Searching for Democracy initiative, this round of projects examine the meaning of democracy in a variety of ways.

The Khmer Youth Archive Project, $10,000
Sponsoring Organization: Little Tokyo Service Center, Los Angeles
Project Director: Gena Hamamoto
This female youth video project will document the experience of Long Beach Khmer immigrants and refugees. Public screening events and an awareness campaign will involve the community.

The Search for Equality: LGBT Stories of Democracy in Action, $10,000
Sponsoring Organization: Media Arts Center San Diego, San Diego
Project Director: Patric Stilman
This film will share stories from San Diego’s LGBT community that explore principles of
democracy, inequality, and activism. Screening events (in partnership with the public library) will facilitate a greater understanding of social and political challenges faced by LGBT people.

The Transmission Project has a long history of working to amplify the impact of other foundations and initiatives in the field such as ZeroDivide, BTOP, and NAMAC’s Capacity Building Support Grant


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