Bridging Cultures films will spark Americans’ engagement with the wider world through the exploration of countries and cultures outside of the United States, and/or across nations.
Films might take a wide range of approaches to international and transnational topics:
Projects must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship. We encourage innovative nonfiction storytelling and creative formats that will reach broad audiences. Films must range in length from a stand-alone broadcast hour to a feature-length documentary.
Applicants should demonstrate international collaboration by enlisting U.S.-based and non-U.S.-based scholars and/or by working with an international media team.
Two levels of support are available: Development (up to $75,000) and Production (up to $800,000).
Who is eligible? Any U.S. nonprofit organization with IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt status is eligible. Grants are not awarded to individuals. Independent producers who wish to apply are advised to partner with an eligible organization, which can act as fiscal sponsor.
June 27, 2012 (receipt deadline)
Notification of awards will be in December 2012.
For more information, please contact:
Division of Public Programs
All applicants, particularly first-time applicants, are encouraged to contact NEH program officers who will answer questions about the review process, supply samples of similar applications, and review preliminary drafts.
Barbara Bays, 202-606-8290, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Hardwick, 202-606-8287, email@example.com
Karen Kenton, 202-606-8307, firstname.lastname@example.org
David Martz, 202-606-8297, email@example.com
John Meredith, 202-606-8218, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathleen Mulvaney, 202-606-8270, email@example.com
Danielle Shapiro, 202-606-8241, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Shirley, 202-606-8293, email@example.com
David Weinstein, 202-606-8308, firstname.lastname@example.org