Deadline May 31st: The 2019 Aaron Siskind Individual Photographer’s Fellowship Grant

Aaron Siskind Foundation
Call for Submissions: The 2019 Individual Photographer’s Fellowship Grant
Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM EDT
Application fee: $25 USD

“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.

Eligibility: 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.

Fellowship recipients will be notified after the application review process is complete. Names of recipients and panelists will be announced shortly thereafter. The decisions of the Aaron Siskind Foundation and its designated judging panel as to who receives fellowship support will be final, private, and without appeal. As required by law, award funds must be used to further the artist’s creative endeavors. Recipients will be asked to provide a summary of the uses to which award funds are put. Award funds will be taxable to recipients in Tax Year 2019.

Submission Guidelines

  • Applicant Profile: Name and contact information
  • Work Samples: A portfolio of ten (10) digital images showing representative, recent work. If your work is best communicated visually by showing its physical or installed nature, or aspects of detail, use one or more of the ten images for that purpose. Exactly ten (10) images must be submitted. The files must be:
    • Under 5MB each
    • One of the following file formats: .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif, .tif, .tiff, .bmp, or .tga.
    • Slideroom will resize images larger than 1280 x 1280 x 72 ppi to fit the system.
  • Text descriptors for each image: Title, Dimensions, Year, and Description. The “Description” box should be used for a short explanation or background information for each photo.
  • Artist Statement: (250 words maximum) The purpose of the Statement is to give the panel a better understanding of your work while they are viewing it. It should be very clear and concise, and relate to the specific works you are submitting.
  • Career summary, artist resume/CV, or short bio (500 words maximum)
  • Applications must be submitted through the Slideroom application portal at https://siskindfoundation.slideroom.com.”

For the complete prospectus and to apply visit: www.aaronsiskind.org/application.html.

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