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Nov
19
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Innovate Grant

Innovate Grant
Deadline: November 19

Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for Fall 2019. Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Photographer and one Visual Artist. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists.

Innovate Grant is a new initiative that supports artists and photographers through quarterly grants. We've simplified the grant process, so that artists and photographers can focus their time on making their innovative work. The work should speak for itself and our application reflects that.

Fees: $25

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Sep
3
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Innovate Grant

Innovate Grant
Deadline: September 3

Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for Summer 2019. Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Photographer and one Visual Artist. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists.

Fees: $25

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Aug
17
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Working Artist Photography Grant

Working Artist Grant
Deadline: August 17

We are pleased to offer the Working Artist Photography Award, a regular one-time art purchase award dedicated solely to photography and photo-based artwork. This award works in tandem with our bi-monthly general discipline Working Artist Grant/Art Purchase Award.

The Working Artist Photography Award is available to all photographers and photo-based artists working worldwide in all traditional and non-traditional photography mediums, genres, and styles. Work accepted for review includes but is not limited to film, digital photography, digitally manipulated photography, straight and abstract photography, landscape, still life, fashion, documentary, street, black and white, and color photography, and all methods concerning the finished photographic print.

If selected as our winner, we ask that the award recipient be willing to exchange one of their original works or smaller series of original works for inclusion in our collection in return for our award. Work considered by the artist as of equal value, and available for acquisition can be negotiated upon receipt of the award. We do pay the artist's shipping costs. Please send us your best work for review.

Fees: $25

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Jun
19
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Integrity: Arts & Culture Association Mini-Grants

Integrity: Arts & Culture Association Mini-Grants
Deadline: June 19

Integrity: Arts & Culture Association Mini-Grants for artists generally average $250, and are intended to assist with such things as: art supplies, recording studio time, exhibits, performances, project related expenses, etc. This is our way of planting seeds that we believe will continue to grow. 

We believe the arts are essential to the health and vitality of our communities and our nation. We are passionate about supporting artists in creating. We recognize the great need for support, and that receiving funding can sometimes be a complicated process. This is why we decided to do what we can to assist you and why our application process has been made simple.

Fees: $10

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Jun
18
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Innovate Grant

Innovate Grant
Deadline: June 18

Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for Spring 2019. Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Photographer and one Visual Artist. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. Innovate Grant is a new initiative that supports artists and photographers through quarterly grants. We've simplified the grant process, so that artists and photographers can focus their time on making their innovative work. The work should speak for itself and our application reflects that.

Fees: $25

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Jun
8
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Focal Point Publishing Grant

Focal Point Publishing Grant
Deadline: June 8

Sharjah Art Foundation invites artists, writers, collectives and independent publishing houses working with art publications and printed matter to apply for the first cycle of the FOCAL POINT Publishing Grant. Encompassing both emerging and established individuals and publishing initiatives, the award will provide full or partial (e.g. initiating, completing or launching) support for individual book and print projects and/or independent set-ups that demonstrate a long-term plan for publishing books and other printed matter. 

A total of $30,000 will be awarded to two or more grantees. Applicants should submit a grant application and an overview of the project for which they seek support. Projects will be assessed on the conceptual framework and originality. The artistic approach, format and content are open.

FOCAL POINT is Sharjah Art Foundation’s annual art book fair organised to present a wide range of printed matter. The three-day event features regional and international artists and publishers, participating either by invitation or through an open call, who present their content individually or within curated sections. A public programme of talks, screenings, book launches, open studios and themed educational workshops runs alongside the book fair.

The next edition of FOCAL POINT will take place from 14 to 16 November 2019 in Bait Obaid Al Shamsi, situated in Sharjah’s Arts Square. 

Fees: FREE

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Jun
3
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Lucie Foundation: Emerging Artist Open Genre Scholarship

Lucie Foundation Emerging Scholarships
Deadline: June 3

Photographers make images. Visionaries teach you how to see. The Lucie Foundation is proud to support emerging talent with vision and dynamic ideas that challenge and progress the art form of still photography into work that compels. Our support of photography is broad, from Fine Art to Documentary and Photojournalism, to digital and film-based works. Our concern is to support emerging photographers producing work that is at once gripping, and original.

Emerging Artist $2500 Open Genre Scholarship: This scholarship is open to all genres of photographic work and will be given to an individual to create or continue work on a specific dynamic project.

Fees: $10

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Jun
3
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Lucie Foundation: Photo Taken Scholarship

Lucie Foundation Emerging Scholarships
Deadline: June 3

Photographers make images. Visionaries teach you how to see. The Lucie Foundation is proud to support emerging talent with vision and dynamic ideas that challenge and progress the art form of still photography into work that compels. Our support of photography is broad, from Fine Art to Documentary and Photojournalism, to digital and film-based works. Our concern is to support emerging photographers producing work that is at once gripping, and original.

Photo Taken $1000 Emerging Scholarship: This scholarship will be given to an individual to create or continue a project focused on telling an existing story through a documentary or photojournalism approach. 

Fees: $10

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Jun
3
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Lucie Foundation: ChromaLuxe X Lucie Foundation Fine Art Scholarship

Lucie Foundation Emerging Scholarships
Deadline: June 3

Photographers make images. Visionaries teach you how to see. The Lucie Foundation is proud to support emerging talent with vision and dynamic ideas that challenge and progress the art form of still photography into work that compels. Our support of photography is broad, from Fine Art to Documentary and Photojournalism, to digital and film-based works. Our concern is to support emerging photographers producing work that is at once gripping, and original.

ChromaLuxe X Lucie Foundation $3000 Fine Art Scholarship: ChromaLuxe, a leading brand of print media, is offering a scholarship through the Lucie Foundation in support of Fine Art Photographers. This scholarship is open to both emerging and established artists.

Fees: $10

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Jun
3
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Lucie Foundation: Photo Made Scholarship

Lucie Foundation Emerging Scholarships
Deadline: June 3

Photographers make images. Visionaries teach you how to see. The Lucie Foundation is proud to support emerging talent with vision and dynamic ideas that challenge and progress the art form of still photography into work that compels. Our support of photography is broad, from Fine Art to Documentary and Photojournalism, to digital and film-based works. Our concern is to support emerging photographers producing work that is at once gripping, and original.

Photo Made $1000 Emerging Scholarship: This scholarship will be given to an individual to create or continue a project focused on creating a story through a conceptual Fine Art approach.

Fees: $10

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May
31
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Aaron Siskind Foundation Photographer's Fellowship

Aaron Siskind Foundation Photographer’s Fellowship
Deadline: May 31

The Aaron Siskind Foundation is offering a limited number of Individual Photographer’s Fellowship grants of up to $15,000 each, for artists working in photography and photo-based art. Recipients will be determined by a panel of distinguished guest judges on the basis of artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievement in the medium in its widest sense. The Foundation seeks to support artists/photographers who demonstrate a serious commitment to the field, who are professionally active or employed in the field. 

Who May Apply: Applicants must be at least 21 years of age. Students enrolled in a college degree program are not eligible to apply. Please note: students who will graduate before the 2019 application deadline are eligible to apply. Previous IPF recipients are not currently being considered for new awards.

Eligible Work: All forms of photographically based work regardless of subject matter, genre, or process are eligible. The submission should consist of a mature, coherent body of work.

Fees: $25

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May
28
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Getty Images LGBTQ+ Grant

Getty Images LGBTQ+ Grant
Deadline: May 28

Getty Images mission is to move the world with images and we believe in thi power. Since the inception of the Getty Images Grants program in 2004, Getty Images has donated over $1.5 million to photojournalists and creative photographers, furthering our commitment to the craft of photography and bringing attention to important stories that would otherwise remain unseen. 

In a time when little budget exists for groundbreaking storytelling that challenges perceptions about the world in today’s digital age, it is vital the industry continues to discover and nurture photographic talent. This is the driver behind the Bursary Getty Images wishes to introduce – Creative Bursary – LGBTQ+ Stories. 

The Getty Images Creative Bursary will foster and support projects and new content that tell  important visual stories around the LGBTQ+ community – projects and work that without funding, may otherwise not get off the ground. 

This is a one time Bursary, where three recipients will be selected in June and granted sums of either $10,000, $7000, $3000, awarded by an esteemed panel of creative industry judges. 

Fees: FREE

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Apr
1
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Light Work Grants in Photography

Light Work Grants
Deadline: April 1

Light Work
Syracuse, NY

The Light Work Grants in Photography program was established in 1975 to support photographers in Central New York. The $3,000 grants are awarded to encourage the creation of new work. The work of the grant recipients is exhibited at Light Work and reproduced in Contact Sheet: The Light Work Annual.

Three judges from outside the grant region will review the applications. Their decisions are based solely on the strength of the candidate’s portfolio and completed application. Individuals who received this award in 2014 or earlier are eligible to re-apply. Full-time students are not eligible.

Applicants must reside in the following counties to apply: Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Schuyler, Seneca, St. Lawrence, Tioga, or Tompkins.

Fees: $10

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Feb
24
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CENTER: Project Development Grant

Project Development Grant
Deadline: February 24

CENTER
Santa Fe, NM

Juror: Lucy Gallun, Associate Curator, Museum of Modern Art

The Project Development Grant offers financial support to fine art, documentary, or photojournalist works-in-progress. The grant includes a cash award to help complete a project as well as platforms for feedback and professional development opportunities for the work’s final stages. This grant is awarded to projects that are still in progress and have not been exhibited or published.

// $5,000 Cash Award (some restrictions apply)
// Complimentary participation in Review Santa Fe
// Editing Workshop
// Special invitation to participate in the Art Photo Index
// Lenscratch feature
// Online exhibition at VisitCenter.org

Fees: Members-$35, Non-members-$45

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Feb
24
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CENTER: Project Launch Grant

Project Launch Grant
Deadline: February 24

CENTER
Santa Fe, NM

Juror: Virginia Heckert, Curator, Department of Photographs, The J. Paul Getty Museum

The Project Launch is granted to an outstanding photographer working on a fine art series or documentary project. The grant includes a cash award to help complete or disseminate the works, as well as providing a platform for exposure and professional development opportunities.This grant is awarded to complete or nearly completed projects that would benefit from the grant award package.

The winner receives publication in Lenscratch, admission to Review Santa Fe portfolio reviews and participation in a winner’s exhibition.

FIRST PLACE
// $5,000 Cash Award (some restrictions apply)
// Winners Exhibition
// Complimentary participation in Review Santa Fe Photo Festival
// Presentation at Review Santa Fe Photo Festival
// Special invitation to participate in the Art Photo Index
// Lenscratch feature
// Online exhibition at VisitCenter.org

HONORABLE MENTION (2)
// $1,000 cash award
// Complimentary participation in Review Santa Fe
// Presentation at Review Santa Fe Photo Festival
// Special Invitation to participate in the Art Photo Index (API)
// Lenscratch feature
// Online exhibition at VisitCenter.org

Fees: Members-$35, Non-members-$45

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Jan
31
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Grants for Photographic Research

Duke University
Deadline: January 31

Duke University
Chapel Hill, NC

The Archive of Documentary Arts co-sponsors travel grants of up to $1,500 to researchers whose work would benefit from access to the photographic and documentary arts collections at the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. 

Research and Travel Grants are also available in the following collecting areas within the Rubenstein Library: 

  • Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture

  • John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture

  • John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising, and Marketing History

  • Human Rights Archive

  • History of Medicine

Research topics should strongly integrate the photographic and/or documentary arts collections of the Rubenstein Library which includes, but is not limited to, the holdings of the Archive of Documentary Arts. Intersectional research projects that cross disciplines or internal collection categories are encouraged. We also encourage applicants to discuss their research projects and the Rubenstein Library collections that might support it with our reference archivist before submitting an application.

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Sep
30
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Burn Magazine Emerging Photographer Fund

Emerging Photographer Fund
Deadline: September 30

Burn Magazine revolves around the EPF. It is our most important curatorial contribution to the oftentimes chaotic landscape of photography today. By choosing a jury whose lifetimes have been spent in looking at photographs and making photographs, we try to give our Burn readers a distilled version of the best work of all that flows before their eyes everyday.

Most importantly our mission is to give recognition to the finest emerging authors out there and to provide some funding to at least a few to keep going and to continue making a mark. $10,000 is given to the recipient of EPF to move forward in their work. This is made possible with a generous donation by Michael Loyd Young through the Magnum Foundation. Our previous winners prove this is not in vain.

In addition, Fujifilm is partnering with us to offer an award, open to all photographers who are 25 or younger at the time of the deadline. All you need to do is enter into the EPF… and if you’re 25 or younger, you’ll be automatically eligible for the Fujifilm Young Talent Award. Fujifilm also offers a cash prize of $10,000 to the winner.

Fees: $20

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Aug
31
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Firecracker Photography Grant

Firecracker Photographic Grant
Deadline: September 2

The Firecracker Photographic Grant is an annual award providing funding for a female photographer to aid with the completion of a documentary photographic project.

Through a combination of self-initiated fundraising and with the generous support of Genesis Imaging, the Grant fund is a minimum financial contribution of £2,000 plus credit of professional printing, mounting and framing services from Genesis Imaging.

Applications are open to female photographers internationally, and those who are female-identifying. Submissions are judged by an independent panel of industry specialists from a cross section of disciplines and sectors, including picture editors, commissioners, art buyers and gallerists.

Fees: £10

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May
31
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Click! Photography Festival PIC Grant

Click! Photography Festival PIC Grant
Deadline: May 31

This grant application is open to ANY institution, group, or individual in the United States. A minimum of one grant will be awarded. All applications must be submitted by May 31, 2018. Award will be announced June 15. The project/talk/exhibition or workshop/panel/happening/etc. MUST happen in Durham, Orange, or Wake County, NC during the CLICK! Photography Festival in October 2018 or include October and extend beyond. Applications will be juried by the CLICK! Executive Team and all decisions are final. Before final award, reasonable proof that grant awardee can execute their proposal will be required. Half of the monetary award will be granted at time of award, and the remaining half will be granted upon completion of the project. Grant winner is responsible for any taxes on award.

Submit the following items:

• A BRIEF description of your idea. 100 word maximum. Descriptions with 101 or more words will be banished into outer darkness.

• A line item budget showing approximately how you would use the $2500 including venue cost and travel/honoraria/supplies/exhibition costs/rentals/etc. Budgets exceeding $2500 are fine but indicate where additional funds will come from. Skin in the game is never a bad thing.

• For your idea, please answer two questions: (1) Who cares? and (2) Why should they? 100 word maximum.

• Tell us BRIEFLY who you are and about your connection to photography.

Fees: FREE

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May
31
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Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
Deadline: May 31

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation’s dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both. The Foundation’s mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time. Pollock-Krasner grants have enabled artists to create new work, purchase needed materials and pay for studio rent, as well as their personal and medical expenses. Past recipients of Pollock-Krasner grants acknowledge their critical impact in allowing concentrated time for studio work, and in preparing for exhibitions and other professional opportunities such as accepting a residency.

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May
31
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W. Eugene Smith Grant for Student Photographers

W. Eugene Smith Grant for Student Photographers
Deadline: May 31

In 2018 the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund announced a new grant, the W. Eugene Smith Grant for Student Photographers to encourage and support students whose photographic work renews the tradition of W. Eugene Smith’s humanistic and compassionate photography. Special consideration will be given to work that promotes social change and that embraces new technologies and image distribution, and that seeks to integrate the tradition of photography and social change with contemporary practice.

The annual $4,000 grant may be used to complete a work-in-progress. Recipient of the Grant will be selected by a jury appointed by the the Board of Trustees of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund in Humanistic Photography.

The grant will be presented in a ceremony held in New York City on October 17, 2018.

Fees: $1

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May
31
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W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography

W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography
Deadline: May 31

The W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography is presented annually to a photographer whose past work and proposed project, as judged by a panel of experts, follows the tradition of W. Eugene Smith’s concerned photography and dedicated compassion exhibited during his 45-year career as a photographic essayist.

The W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography was established in 1978 following the death of Gene Smith, the legendary American photo essayist. It is today the most prestigious honor in documentary photography. Every year it recognizes a photographer who has demonstrated an exemplary commitment to documenting the human condition in the spirit of Smith’s concerned photography and dedicated compassion.

The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, INC., a not-for-profit corporation qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, independently administers the grant program that provides photographers with the financial freedom to carry out or complete major photographic essays. For 2018, the amount of the grant will be $35,000. An additional $5,000 in fellowship money will be dispersed, at the discretion of the jury, to one or more finalists deemed worthy of special recognition. Awards will be presented in a ceremony held in New York City on October 17, 2018.

Fees: $50

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May
21
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Creative Capital: Arts Writers Grant

Creative Capital and the Andy Warhol Foundation 2018 Writers Grant
Deadline: May 21

The Arts Writers grant supports both emerging and established writers who are writing about contemporary visual art. Ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 in four categories — articles, blogs, books and short-form writing — these grants support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences, from scholarly studies to self-published blogs. The program also supports art writing that engages criticism through interdisciplinary methods or experiments with literary styles. As long as a writer meets the eligibility and publishing requirements, they can apply.

By “contemporary visual art,” we mean visual art made since World War II. Projects on post-WWII work in adjacent fields—architecture, design, film, performance, sound, experimental music, etc.—will only be considered if they directly and significantly engage the discourses and concerns of contemporary visual art. Projects with a pre-WWII component will only be considered if the project’s main focus is contemporary.

Fees: FREE

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Apr
22
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IACA Mini Grant

Integrity Arts & Culture Mini Grant
Deadline: April 22

IACA Mini-Grants generally average $250, and are intended to assist with such things as: art supplies, recording studio time, exhibits, performances, project related expenses, etc. This is our way of planting seeds that we believe will continue to grow. 

Fees: $9

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Mar
1
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Alexia Foundation Studen Grant

Student Grant
Deadline: March 1

Alexia Foundation
Syracuse, NY

The First Place winner of the Alexia Student Grant will receive a cash grant of $1,000 to produce the proposed story, funding for a semester at Syracuse University and $500 will be awarded to the wining student’s academic department.

The First Place grant is equivalent to a semester-long fellowship or residency at Syracuse University, taking three classes, working on projects and further developing your skills with the support of a world-class faculty.

Up two four Award of Excellence winners will receive $500 each to produce a proposed body of work and $1500 to be applied toward tuition at Syracuse University or tuition for one of the following workshops: a MediaStorm One-Day Masterclass, a Momenta Photo Workshop, or The Kalish Workshop, which is provided by The Gilka Grant.

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Feb
28
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CENTER: Project Development Grant

Project Development Grant
Deadline: February 28

CENTER
Santa Fe, NM

The Project Development Grant offers financial support to fine art, documentary, or photojournalist works-in-progress. The grant includes a cash award to help complete a project as well as platforms for feedback and professional development opportunities for the work’s final stages. This grant is awarded to projects that are still in progress and have not been exhibited or published. It requires signing of a contract to participate in an exhibition during Review Santa Fe.

Fees: Members - $35, Non-members - $40

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Feb
28
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CENTER: Project Launch Grant

Project Launch Grant
Deadline: February 28

CENTER
Santa Fe, NM

The Project Launch is granted to an outstanding photographer working on a fine art series or documentary project. The grant includes a cash award to help complete or disseminate the works, as well as providing a platform for exposure and professional development opportunities.

This grant is awarded to complete or nearly completed projects that would benefit from the grant award package. It requires signature of a contract to participate in an exhibition during Review Santa Fe.

Fees: Members - $35, Non-members - $45

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Feb
1
12:00 AM00:00

Alexia Foundation 2018 Professional Grant

Professional Grant
Deadline: February 1

Alexia Foundation
Syracuse, NY

The winner of The Alexia Professional Grant will receive $20,000 to produce his or her proposed story.

Up two four Award of Excellence winners will receive $500 each to produce a proposed body of work and $1500 to be applied toward tuition at Syracuse University or tuition for one of the following workshops: a MediaStorm One-Day Masterclass, a Momenta Photo Workshop, or The Kalish Workshop, which is provided by The Gilka Grant.

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Jan
15
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Visual Artist Grant

Visual Artist Grant
Deadline: January 15

We invite visual artists 18 and older from anywhere in the world to apply.

Accepted media: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, stills of film/video, sculpture (of any type of material), ceramics, mixed/multiple medias, installation, and other new or alternative medias.

Email the following to submit@artistgrant.org:
A link to your website (or links to your work in the case of video)
OR
3-5 digital files of your work, and
A CV, resume, or brief bio that includes your name

Fees: $25

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