Deadline: 1 April 2011
Open to: photographers over 21 years of age from any country worldwide
The Photocrati Fund offers $5000 grants to pro and emerging photographers to undertake important humanitarian and environmental photography projects. Our goal is to identify outstanding, photographers and to provide the resources necessary to pursue projects that will have a tangible and positive effect on the world.
Award decisions will be made by the Photocrati Fund Board, a prestigious panel that includes some of the world’s best-known environmental and cultural photographers. The 2010 Photocrati Fund Board and judges for the competition included Steve McCurry, Michael "Nick” Nichols and Art Wolfe.
This grant is intended for both pro and emerging photographers. The grant is open to photographers over 21 years of age from any country worldwide, but applicants should have a proven ability to produce outstanding imagery and coherent photo essays, as well as the background necessary to carry out the proposed project.
Application Deadline: Friday April 1, 2011 at 11pm (GMT).
There are no application fees for this grant.
Each submission may contain only one project proposal. Each applicant may apply only once per submission cycle. Applications are not carried over to the following year.
Only applications that meet all submission criteria will be judged. Once the application and proposal has been submitted, content changes are not allowed. Please double check all of your materials before submitting your application. The Photocrati Fund is not responsible for misdirected submissions. Only applications submitted according to grant application specifications will be considered. Applicants should not send any hard copies or printed materials .
The application consists of just two items: 1. a one-page project statement and bio, and 2. link to your online portfolio submitted via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Protected galleries, or to Flickr, Picasa, or other photo sharing sites will be not accepted.
The project statement should be a maximum of 1-page in Microsoft Word (or compatible) format or a PDF. Please include the following information, in this order, in the heading:
-- Applicant’s Full Name
-- Project Title
-- Project Location
-- Applicant’s Email
-- Applicant’s Phone (including country code)
-- Applicant’s Home Country
-- Web Address of Online Portfolio
The personal statement should describe the proposed project in detail, including:
-- Who or what will be photographed?
-- Why is this project important? Include historical, environmental, or cultural background to the project as appropriate. You should display good substantive knowledge of your subject matter.
-- What positive consequences might result from this project? We are interested in projects that will have a tangible impact or contribution.
-- What background and preparation do you have that will enable you to carry out the project? This should include a description of your photographic training or background as well as your knowledge or training related to the subject matter of your project (i.e., language or cultural study, previous experience in the specified country or location, environmental or biological background, and contacts with a specific local organization or experts with whom you wish to work, etc).
If the proposed project will take place in a country other than your own, please describe your preparations for working in the proposed project location (i.e. visa preparations, local contacts, health vaccinations, language training, etc.).
How do you plan to spend the grant funds? Please include a rough budget.
All applications must be submitted in English, online to the following email address: email@example.com