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Six scholarschips for bilingual photography courses in Madrid. Deadline extended to : Sept. 17, 2013.

IED Madrid Photography SCHOLARSHIPS:

European Master of Fine Art Photography, International Photobook and Professional Photography

Alena Zhandarova, Stipend of the EMFAPh 2011
Image: The City of Brides by Alena Zhandarova

Photography is too good to be considered simply art” (Ant!foto Manifesto, 2013). If you want to specialise in this discipline, train with one of our key programmes. We offer practical training, innovative and based on the excellence of the teaching staff and the carrying out of an individual project. Participation period: 17rd September, 2013.

A new Professional Photography Specialisation Course and the third edition of the International Photobook Specialisation Course begin this autumn. The fourth edition of the prestigious European Master in Fine Art Photography begins in January, 2014.

The training courses for which we are announcing scholarships are the following:

European Master of Fine Art Photography
Dates: January, 2014 – December, 2014
The practical and innovative European Master in Fine Art Photography is a unique programme based on the excellence of its teachers: Alejandro CastelloteElger EsserJoan FontcubertaAndreas Müller-PohleMartin Parr and Simon Roberts, among others.

International Photobook Specialisation Course
Dates: September, 2013 – January, 2014
During the whole process one of the most enriching aspects of the programme is that of working closely with teachers. We have with us leading figures in the photobook sector: artists, editors and international theorists of recognized academic quality, like Horacio Fernández, Martin Parr and Irina Tchmyreva, among others.

Professional Photography Specialisation Course
Dates: October, 2013 – January, 2014
The co-directors of the course, Ricardo Cases and Paul Kranzler, enjoy as much success in their commissions work as in the artistic sphere. In this programme, they will teach the student how to find a style of his/her own within professional photography.

European Master in Fine Art Photography
One first scholarship equivalent to €8,500 off the course fee.
One second scholarship equivalent to €4,250 off the course fee.

Photobook International Specialisation Course 
One first scholarship equivalent to €1,700 off the course fee.
One second scholarship equivalent to €850 off the course fee.

Professional Photography Specialisation Course 
One first scholarship equivalent to €2,800 off the course fee.
One second scholarship equivalent to €1,400 off the course fee.


1. People of any origin or nationality can take part.

2. The scholarships are awarded in a discretional way, based on the documentation received and the development potential of the candidate. The pre-selected applicants will be contacted for a brief interview in person, by telephone or skype.

3. The European Master in Fine Art Photography, the Professional Photography Specialisation Course and the International Photobook Specialisation Course are given in English. There are some activities, case studies and lectures which are given in Spanish with simultaneous translation. A medium-high level of English is required.

4. Dynamics of the competition: the participants will have to fill out the competition application form, attaching their curriculum vitae, portfolio and a motivation letter.

5. Scholarships:

– One first prize for the European Master in Fine Art Photography equivalent to €8,500 off the course fee *.

– One second prize for the European Master in Fine Art Photography equivalent to €4,250 off the course fee *.

– One first prize for the Professional Photography Specialisation Course equivalent to €2,800 off the course fee *.

– One second prize for the Professional Photography Specialisation Course equivalent to €1,400 off the course fee *.

– One first prize for the International Photobook Specialisation Course equivalent to €1,700 off the course fee *.

– One second prize for the International Photobook Specialisation Course equivalent to €850 off the course fee *.

6. All the winners will have to pay the course registration fee (€4,000 for the European Master in Fine Art Photography; €1,100 for the Professional Photography Specialisation Course; €700 for the International Photobook Specialisation Course). The winners of the second prizes will have to pay the registration fee and the difference between the price of the course and the amount of the prize (€4,000 registration fee plus €4,250 in course fees for the European Master in Fine Art Photography; €1,100 registration fee plus €1,400 in course fees for the Professional Photography Specialisation Course; €700 registration fee plus €850 in course fees for the International Photobook Specialisation Course).

7. In no case are the scholarship amounts repayable in cash.

8. To receive the grant it is ESSENTIAL to enrol and pay the registration fee within a period of 10 days starting from Friday 8st of September, 2013 the date of the announcement of the winners.

9. Rules. Winners must be aware of and observe the rules contained in the general regulations of the IED Madrid, and accept and sign the specific regulations for scholarship holders within a period of a week from the announcement of the awarding of the prize.

10. Winners must study the whole of the Master in the IED Madrid, and risk losing the scholarship if they transfer to another centre.

11. 90% minimum attendance at classes.

12. The scholarship holders must actively participate in all the special and multidisciplinary projects proposed by the school: presentation events, supervised competitions and workshops.

13. The scholarship holders must actively participate in the documentation of the Master activities, maintenance of the blog, description of journeys, workshops, lectures, etc.

14. The Masters course will not take place if the minimum number of students is not reached, This will mean the loss of the scholarship.

15. The cancellation of the course during the official announcement of 2013-2014 will give rise to the loss of the scholarship.

16. Failure to comply with any of the obligations described will mean the loss of the scholarship.

17. The scholarship holders give their consent to their name appearing in the Newspoint bulletin and other promotional materials of the IED.

18. The participation period ends on the 17 September, 2013 at 10:00, Madrid time.

19. The judges decision will be announced on the 20th of September, 2013 at 18:00, Madrid time, via iedmadrid.com.

20. In accordance with Organic Law 25/1999 of the 13th of December, regarding Personal Data Protection, we inform you of the inclusion of your personal and professional data to an automated file entitled STUDENTS and FORMER STUDENTS, managed by the Istituto Europeo di Design S.L., with the aim of offering you information on the administrative processing of your academic record, course and training applications, information, scholarships and grants, events, workshops and any other promotional purpose. You are likewise informed of your righto to access, rectify, cancel and oppose the use of your data, by writing to the following address: Istituto Europeo di Design, calle Larra, 14 28004 Madrid o baja@madrid.ied.es.

21. Participation in this competition entails the acceptance of these conditions **.

*The expenses of additional didactic activities are not included in the scholarship amount.

**These conditions are correct except for printing errors and can be found at www.iedmadrid.com.

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Emerging Photographer Fund. Deadline: May 15, 2013

Emerging Photographer Fund grant 2013

BURN Magazine | Deadline: May 15, 2013 | Fee (USD): $25.00

The EPF grant is designed to support continuation of a photographer’s personal project. This body of work may be of either journalistic mission or purely personal artistic imperatives. The grants awarded are: one $10,000 grant and two $2,500 grants. The EPF grant was initiated by David Alan Harvey in 2008, and is awarded by the Magnum Cultural Foundation. Funding for the EPF comes from private donors.


Forms to be filled out

  1. Title of the project:

    200 characters max

  2. Provide a short artist statement about this project:

    2000 characters max

  3. Provide a short bio:

    1000 characters max

  4. Has this project been published before?

  5. If yes, provide the details of the publication:

  6. I understand that all uploaded images must be EXACTLY 1080px on the SHORTEST side, saved as JPG at quality 9 or 10. Video files must be at least 640x480px in size.

    I understand that if these requirements are not met, my project will not be reviewed


Still images must be in jpg format, at 1080px on the SHORTEST side, saved at quality 9 or 10.

Video files can be a .mov, a .wmv or a .flv file format, with minimum dimensions 640x480px.

Provide 1-25 items. Images (up to 5 MB each), Video (up to 60 MB each), Audio (up to 30 MB each) and PDFs (up to 10 MB each). You may also link to media from YouTube, Vimeo and SoundCloud


Website: http://www.burnmagazine.org/emerging-photographer-grant/

Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for International Photography Call for Applications for Annual Grant Program. Deadline: May 31, 2012.


The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for International Photography is currently seeking to award one outstanding global, social documentary photographer with a grant of  $5,000 USD to be utilized in the production or completion of a social documentary project. The pre-approved project must be produced in the photojournalistic tradition of Manuel Rivera-Ortiz, Foundation Founder & President. The winning project must be based on such pressing social issues in developing nations as health, poverty, oppression, war, famine, religious/political persecution, and much more.


Photographers of all nationalities who are 18 years of age or older are eligible to apply. Submit a one-page proposal and a portfolio sample of your black & white or color (PDF if possible) current work. Only new and continuing projects are eligible to apply. Our Director, Founder, and Board of Trustees will select a winner from all accepted entries.


Only digital file submissions will be considered. Digital files should not exceed 10 MB in size. Please submit a PDF contact sheet of your work consisting of no more than 15 images, alongside a written essay of up to 1000 words stating the purpose of your work, why you should be awarded this grant, and a little about who you are and how you developed a passion for photography. Also include in your statement a line or two about your photographic process, and the inspiration behind your work. It will be your responsibility to insure that your entry has been received. We are not responsible for submissions sent but not received. Final proposals that have been selected must include a description of the social issue to be funded by this grant, a proposed completion date/schedule (projects must be completed within 6 months following receipt of award) and a detailed budget for final approval. Grant funding will be disseminated in installments as the project is completed and submitted for approval. No signature, stamp or any other identifying mark is to be printed anywhere on submitted images.


Submissions must be accompanied by a one-page (only) resumé, headshot, as well as pertinent supporting materials not to exceed a total of 10 pages to: submissions@mrofoundation.org. Images (which contain titles of text) should do so on a separate page or text document (.doc or .pdf) properly numbered, dated and labeled. Submissions, which do not follow these guidelines, will not be considered.

Entries must be postmarked no later than May 31, 2012.

The Manuel RiveraOrtiz Foundation for International Photography retains the right to refuse any entry for any reason without explanation. Winning photographer agrees to grant The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for International Photography nonexclusive reproduction rights of his/her images, essay and resume for exclusive promotional, editorial and publicity purposes.


All entries will remain catalogued in our files in perpetuity under your name bearing your copyright.


By submitting you entry you agree to allow your image(s) to be included in an online year-end group exhibition to be held on, or at the first anniversary of this award. There will be only exposure for this exhibition and no monetary compensation. Our editorial staff will select group exhibition photographers from all submitted entries for this award. Selected images will be showcased on our website. Should your image(s) be among those selected, you will be contacted about our decision.


Copyright and all other rights remains with you the author. Any photograph(s) we use will carry the photographer’s credit line. All entrants understand that The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for International Photography may use images of the winning project for marketing and promotional purposes of Foundation activities including at media events such as exhibitions, print and digital media directly related to our award competition. There will be no monetary compensation for such events. Use may include publication on our website, media sponsored publications and promotional materials. By winning or placing in the competition you are agreeing to be included in the winners’ circle on our website.Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your work. Submit your best images today.

Entry Deadline: May 31, 2012

For more information on the Grant Program and the activities of the Foundation, check our website: www.mrofoundation.org or contact the Executive Director, Mr. Didier de Faÿs, at d.fays@mrofoundation.org

Aaron Siskend Foundation. 2012 Individual Photographer’s Fellowship. Deadline: May 18, 2012

General Information and Eligibility Requirements

The Aaron Siskind Foundation is offering a limited number of Individual Photographer’s Fellowship grants of up to $10,000 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.

* NEW *: Applications must be submitted through the CaFÉ™ application system at www.CallForEntry.org.

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents of the United States, who reside in the U.S., and who are at least 21 years of age. Recipients must provide legal proof of eligibility and a verifiable social security number.

Who May Not Apply: Students enrolled in a college degree program (recent graduates are eligible to apply). Previous IPF recipients are not being considered for new awards at this time.

Eligible Work: There are no restrictions on subject matter, genres or processes of past or projected work. Works submitted may be traditional photography projects or experimental works; Photographic techniques must be pivotal to the works submitted. The submission should consist of a mature, coherent body of work.

Examples of Non-Eligible Work: Film, video, interactive multimedia

Fellowship recipients will be notified in the summer of 2012. 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 2012.

Application Information & Guidelines

Applicants must apply through the CaFÉ™ online application system at www.CallForEntry.org™. Applications will not be accepted by any other delivery method. Internet access and a working email address are required in order to apply.

Once you have registered at CaFÉ™, you can work on an application in multiple sessions, saving as you go, until it is completed and ready to submit. You can apply at any time up until the deadline; however, applications must be successfully received by 11:59 pm Mountain Time on May 18, 2012. Applications that are incomplete, or not received by the deadline, will be excluded from consideration. We recommended applying well in advance in order to avoid technical problems.

CaFÉ™ is a project of the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), a non-profit arts service organization dedicated to the creative advancement and preservation of the arts.

A completed application consists of the following information & files:

Applicant Profile: Name and contact information

Work Samples: A portfolio of eight (8) 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 eight mages for that purpose.

Exactly eight (8) images must be submitted, no more and no less. They will be projected for the panelists via high-definition digital projectors and viewed at roughly 30”x40” per image. With regard to the order of your images, please consider that they will be projected in two groups of four images at a time (Images # 1-4 are shown first, followed by Images # 5-8). Images must be Standard baseline JPEG files with the .jpg extension. The recommended color profile is sRGB. Maximum file size is 1.8 MB. Image size can be no larger than 1920 x 1920 pixels (smaller images will be shown against a 1920 x 1920 black background). Images should be 72 DPI, any higher will unnecessarily increase your file size.

Text descriptors for each image: Title, Year Completed, Medium, Dimensions

(Note: There are also fields for image “Value” and “Description” in the application. We don’t include this information in our review process. “Description” can be left blank. $0.00 can be entered for image “Value”. Whatever you enter in these fields — it will not be seen by jurors.)

Work Statement: (350 words/2000 characters, 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’s resume or short bio (500 words maximum)

Additional Help and Information

CallForEntry.org provides detailed instructions and tutorials on How to Apply, Image Prep, and a Help/FAQ that will answer most questions. CaFÉ™ Tech Support staff is available via email to respond to technical questions or problems. For grant-related questions, there is an email link to contact an ASF grant administrator.

Aaron Siskind Foundation website: www.aaronsiskind.org

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