Fund Your Work: Upcoming Deadlines for Documentary, Fine-Art Grants and Prizes
Posted by Holly Hughes on Tuesday May 1, 2018 for PDN
Sponsored by Getty Images and Women Photograph, this $10,000 grant supports a photographer who identifies as a woman, has already completed a substantial amount of work on a project and has “a clear vision of what further work is needed to complete the project.” Applications are due May 15.MFON Legacy Grant
The goal of this grant is to support emerging and mid-career women photographers of the African diaspora. The $1,000 can be used to continue an ongoing fine-art or documentary project. The deadline is May 31.
W. Eugene Smith Grant for Student Photographers
The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, which offers an annual grant of $35,000 and a fellowship of $5,000 to professional photographers, has launched a new grant for student photographers. The $4,000 grant is designed to encourage and support students whose work renews the tradition of W. Eugene Smith’s humanistic and compassionate photography. Applications for both the professional and student grants are due May 31.
Le Prix Bayeux Calvados-Normandie
Le Prix Bayeux Calvado-Normandie honors war correspondents for their documentary work on a conflict or its impact on civilians, or on news concerning the defense of freedom and democracy. Sponsored by Fondation Carmignac, the Prize includes a 7,000 Euro cash award for winners in each category: photography, television, radio and print reporting. The work must have been done between June 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018. Applications are due June 8.
The ICRC Humanitarian Visa D’Or Award
Supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), this juried prize is given to a photographer who has documented urban warfare, displacement and other consequences of conflict in densely populated areas. The work must have been shot within the past two years. The prize comes with an award of 8,000 Euros, and is open to both independent photojournalists and photojournalists working for press agencies or media outlets. Applications must be submitted before June 11.
Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Award
Named for one of the founding members of VII Photo and her photojournalist father, this award promotes the creation of documentary work with a social purpose, and is open to photographers of any age, sex or nationality who plan to produce a story in a journalistic manner. It comes with a prize of 8,000 Euros. Applications are due June 15.
IWMF Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists
The International Women’s Media Foundation’s Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists supports the production of “ambitious projects and underreported, globally important stories.” It makes a total of $230,000 worth of grants a year, and has two rounds of funding. The second round is open for applications from June 19 through August 7.