Deadline: 7 June 2021 Open to: international applicants Benefits: cash prizes
Applications are open for the Everyday Projects Grants 2021. The grant is for photographers around the world to focus on a long-term project in their community.
At the core of The Everyday Projects’ mission is a belief in support of photojournalists from diverse backgrounds as they develop their craft. In a new effort to help provide this vital support, The Everyday Projects will award two grants to photographers to work on a long-term project.
Preference will be given to photographers who have contributed to The Everyday Projects or are members of the African Photojournalism Database. In your application, you will be asked for links of your contributions to an Everyday account on Instagram. (African Photojournalism Database members can instead link to the APJD membership page).
They will prioritize supporting projects that align with The Everyday Projects’ approach to storytelling, including:
Stories that defy stereotypical imagery, promote human dignity, and correct misrepresentation.
Projects that are rooted in documentary photography. If your project is outside of what would be considered traditional photojournalism, please explain your process in your application. This could be projects primarily consisting of portraiture, a collaborative project with the people you photograph, mixed media, etc. They are open to these creative approaches.
They will prioritize photographers who are documenting their own community or region. Photographers can be based anywhere in the world.
You can apply to continue a project or start a new one. Your proposal must include a portfolio of 15 to 30 images. If you are proposing to continue a project, your portfolio can include images from that project, as well as other work. If you are proposing to start a new project, your portfolio should show any other relevant work.
Your project must be completed within one year of receiving a grant.
The hope is that this grant will provide support and mentorship to photographers who are working on one of their first long-term projects and have had limited exposure to national and international assignments and publications. Applicants should demonstrate an openness to taking feedback and learning. Grantees will be guided through their projects by their mentors and the Everyday team as if it is a long-term assignment.
Grantees will receive $6,000 each;
The two grantees will also receive mentorship for the duration of their project from either Mallory Benedict of National Geographic or Jehan Jillani of The Guardian.
How to apply?
Applications are due June 7 at midnight PT. Grantees will be announced in August.
You must email or WeTransfer a portfolio of 15-30 images (in JPG format) with captions to grants(at)everydayprojects.org. Name the images FirstNameLastName_01, FirstNameLastName_02 … FirstNameLastName_30, and include captions in the email with the same naming system.