Grants

The Ian Parry Scholarship 2019

Deadline : 5th July 2019

Ian Parry was a photojournalist who died while on assignment for The Sunday Times during the Romanian revolution in 1989. He was just 24 years of age. Aidan Sullivan, then picture editor, and Ian’s friends and family created the Ian Parry Scholarship in order to build something positive from such a tragic death. Each year we hold an international photographic competition for young photographers who are either attending a full-time photographic course or are under 24.
This year’s Ian Parry Scholarship is divided into two categories: The Sunday Times Award for Achievement and The Canon Award for Potential.
The entry criteria for both is the same and the judges will make their decisions based on the individual merits of the entries. Entrants must submit a portfolio and a clear proposal of a project they would undertake if they won the scholarship.

Eligibility: Photography student/ photographers under 24 years

The WASH Photo Project

Deadline : 5th July 2019

‘The WASH Photo Project’ is the first ever fellowship in India focusing on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). A fully funded fellowship, it encourages amateur photographers from educational institutions to participate and document strong, innovative and diverse visual narratives.With a cross-national coverage, the fellowship aims to explore visual stories on water across India..

Eligibility: Open to all

The EPSON InternationalPano Awards

Deadline : 10th July 2019

The Epson Digital Art Prize will be decided by the executive team at Epson Australia from the top 50 entries in the Open competition. To be considered for this award, your entry must show excellence in digital post-processing as well as having exceptional photographic technique.

Eligibility: Open to all practicing/ professional photographers

Annual IPA Photography Competition

Deadline : 14th July 2019

The International Photography Awards conducts an annual photography competition for professional, non-professional, and student photographers on a global level, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today. The IPA recognizes photography’s leading talents who are creating, shaping and defining the world of photography today..

Eligibility: Open to all

FICA Emerging Artist Grant

Deadline : 15thJuly 2019

The Emerging Artist Award seeks to promote young artists studying or practising in India who demonstrate extraordinary skill and promise in the visual arts.Selected by an independent jury of distinguished artists and professionals in the field, the recipient gets the opportunity to travel and work in an international residency and the chance to showcase a body of works at an exhibition platform in New Delhi.

Eligibility: Indian Citizens between 18-35 years

Open Walls- 1854 BJP

Deadline : 25thJuly 2019

British Journal of Photography is searching for up to 52 photographers to be exhibited at Galerie Huit Arles, France in July 2020.We are inviting photographers to respond to the theme Growth.We want you to interpret this theme freely. Show us images that convey a sense of change or transition; whether this be your own personal growth, or the changes you witness around you.Growth can be positive or negative. It can refer to nature and the environment. It can also mean the growth of an individual, of a community, of ideas and movements.How you choose to express it is up to you.

Eligibility: Open to all

Meitar Award for Excellencein Photography 2019

Deadline : Early Bird: 15th July 2019Final Deadline:31st July 2019

The Meitar Award for Excellence in photography, a collaboration between PHOTO IS:RAEL and the Zvi and Ofra Meitar Family Fund, will be awarded for the fourth time this year for a body of work that demonstrates excellence in the field of photography.An independent jury will select 20 finalists who will be showcased in a group exhibition at the International Photography Festival in November 2019 in Tel-Aviv. All works will be judged anonymously based on their originality and quality. The jury will choose the body of work that in their opinion has the potential to form a part of an upcoming solo exhibition.The award winner will be announced in November during the festival and will receive a $14,000 grant, composed of a personal grant of $2,500 and production of a solo exhibition that will be part of the 2020 International Photography Festival.

Eligibility: Open to all

Sri Aurobindo - MurthyNayakFoundation

Deadline : 15th August 2019

In a world plagued with political and religious conflict, environmental tragedies and grave socio-economic disparity, the genre of social documentary photography is more relevant than ever before. Our country is facing its own set of challenges and issues that need to be chronicled. Rather than simply accepting problems, stepping over them, or averting our eyes, solutions can be discussed and strategies formulated when they are acknowledged. It is paramount for all of us as world citizens to spur into action and create work that reflects our concerns. With this objective in mind, The MurthyNAYAK Foundation (MNF) in association with Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts and Communications (SACAC) is initiating a grant of INR 2,00,000 to be given to a South Asian Photographer under the age of 35 years working on a socially relevant theme.Some of the possible concerns for submissions to this grant could be environmental/ecological disasters, political and religious conflict, socio-economic disparity, agrarian distress, gender & LGBTQ issues, displacement, migration etc. The grant will be given to further ongoing projects..

Eligibility: Photographers under the age of 35 years from India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Nepal and Maldives.

PHOTO 2020- InternationalPhotobook Prize

Deadline : 30th August 2019

The photobook is a vital platform for photographers around the world to present their work and is increasingly considered an art form in its own right. To celebrate and advance the role of the photobook, we are launching the PHOTO 2020 x Perimeter International Photobook Prize. The aim of the prize is to identify, publish and distribute a new photographic project.The winner of PHOTO 2020 x Perimeter International Photobook Prize will have their work published, promoted and distributed by Perimeter Editions and its associated distribution partners Perimeter Distribution and Idea Books. There will be opportunities for the winner to participate in programs during PHOTO 2020, as well as additional launches and promotions of their book.

Eligibility: Open to all

Gomma Photography Grant

Deadline : 1st: 14th June 20192nd: 31st Aug 2019Final: 04th Nov 2019

An international photography grant competition runs by Gomma.The Gomma Photography Grant is a grant contest tailored to fund and support photographers, both emerging and established, working among various genre.

Eligibility: Open to all

International PhotographyGrant

Deadline : 31st August 2019

International Photography Grant awards $1000 to the applicant with the most inspirational photographic idea to support visual project of the artist.International Photography Grant 2019 is open for submissions without any fees (free to enter) to support all photographers from every corner of the world. We only accept series of photographs which share a common theme and are built as a one consistent project in the following categories: Creative, Documentary, Landscape, Portrait, Travel. The Grand Prize winner and finalists will be selected by the most respected names in photographic world.

Eligibility: Open to all

Tokyo International FotoAwards

Deadline : 31st August 2019

At Tokyo International Foto Awards we recognize, honor and connect talented photographers from around the world to new audiences and new eyes in the creative circles of Tokyo, Japan.The competition is open to everyone and we invite photographers from all over the worldto enter their work.If you would like to have your work exposed to the Russian creative community, please check out our affiliate award, The Moscow International Foto Awards and submit your work there.

Eligibility: Open to all

The Alexia Grants- Professional

Deadline : 30st September 2019

The Alexia Foundation awards grants to student and professional visual journalists to help them produce projects that inspire change by addressing topics that are socially significant. See rules below for details on each.Alexia Foundation Grants were created 30 years ago to support still photographers and that remains our primary mission. We recognize that the profession more and more calls for a diverse range of story forms. Therefore, while your submissions must have a set of still photographs, you may also submit other story forms as part of your grant application submission. Those may include audio, video, VR or any other visual format. There will be a spot on the submission site to post up to two links.Grants are administered by the Foundation and the endowed Alexia Chair atThe Newhouse School at Syracuse University.

Eligibility: Open to professionals

The Alexia Grants- Students

Deadline : 30th September 2019

The Alexia Foundation awards grants to student and professional visual journalists to help them produce projects that inspire change by addressing topics that are socially significant. See rules below for details on each.Alexia Foundation Grants were created 30 years ago to support still photographers and that remains our primary mission. We recognize that the profession more and more calls for a diverse range of story forms. Therefore, while your submissions must have a set of still photographs, you may also submit other story forms as part of your grant application submission. Those may include audio, video, VR or any other visual format. There will be a spot on the submission site to post up to two links.Grants are administered by the Foundation and the endowed Alexia Chair atThe Newhouse School at Syracuse University.

Eligibility: Open to professionals

Aesthetica Art Prize

Deadline : 31st August 2019

Hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, the Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world. It offers both emerging and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider audience, and further their engagement with the international art world.The Judging Panel enhances its position in the industry, bringing together specialists from leading cultural institutions.Categories include: Photographic & Digital Art; Three-Dimensional Design & Sculpture; Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media; & Video, Installation & Performance.

Eligibility: Open to all

Aesthetica Art Prize-Emerging artists

Deadline : 1st September 2019

Hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, the Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world. It offers both emerging and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider audience, and further their engagement with the international art world.The Judging Panel enhances its position in the industry, bringing together specialists from leading cultural institutions.Categories include: Photographic & Digital Art; Three-Dimensional Design & Sculpture; Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media; & Video, Installation & Performance.

Eligibility: Open to Emerging artists and students

ASEF Cultural MobilityInitiative 2019

Deadline : Throughout the year- Check the website for dates

Mobility First! - ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative is the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)'s travel grant for artists and cultural professionals. Mobility First! supports a wide variety of activity types (workshop/training, conference/forum, festival/biennale, residencies, partnership meetings, research trips, short-term exploration/networking) with particular focus on these areas:

Eligibility: Open to institutions and individuals

The Prince Claus Fund’sMobility Fund

Deadline : Throughout the year- Check the website for dates

The Prince Claus Fund and the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) are equal opportunity organisations and especially encourage women and minority groups to apply for this call. Through this joint collaboration with the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) we specifically look to support travel within Asia and between the above listed Asian countries and Europe.

Eligibility: Open to people from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Cambodia, Philippines, Lao DPR, Vietnam, Myanmar, China, India, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Thailand

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