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The Aftermath Project 2016 Grant. Deadline: November 2, 2015

This is a sweet and bittersweet time – the opening of the application cycle for our tenth grant of $20,000, for the year 2016. It’s sweet because it’s a remarkable thing to stand on the brink of a decade of work – and also to begin planning our tenth anniversary celebrations, which will launch sometime in 2017 and will include a traveling exhibition and retrospective book.

It’s bittersweet, because for the time being, this will be the last grant we offer, as we concentrate on our tenth anniversary and strategize our way forward.

The application deadline is Monday, November 2, 2015, at midnight.
We will announce the grant winner before Christmas.

Filing will once again be done via Dropbox.
Please be sure to read the Application Guidelines here, as well as Terms and Conditions
Includes specific directions about filing on Dropbox.
Applications that do not follow these directions will be not be considered in the judging.

This year, board member and photographer Elizabeth Rappaport will be in charge of the application process.
If you have questions about submitting your application, you can email her at aftermathprojectinfo@gmail.com.
We no longer use the info @ theaftermathproject.org email because it’s been overwhelmed by spam. Any emails sent to that address will not be answered.

 

Grants for Visual Arts and Performing Arts by European Association for Jewish Culture. Deadline: Oct. 30, 2013

European Association for Jewish Culture

Grants for Visual Arts and Performing Arts

Call for projects to be carried out in 2014
www.jewishcultureineurope.org/schedule.htm
Visual Arts
Exhibitions of photography, painting, sculpture and electronic mediaThis grant programme is designed to provide part-funding for new exhibitions of contemporary art, which address the Jewish experience by awarding grants toa. Professional artists to produce new work for exhibition in a recognized cultural venue.

b. Freelance curators for researching and organizing an exhibition of  contemporary art, which addresses the Jewish experience.

The application should be submitted by professional artists or curators in association with an exhibition venue based in one of the European countries listed under II below. The applicants must submit a letter from the exhibition venue endorsing the plans for the exhibition project.

Applicants must have specialized training in the arts; at least 2 years´ arts practice and must have exhibited their work at least once previously. Students are not eligible.

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of European countries listed under II below.

Grants up to 5,000 Euros will be awarded to successful candidates in two instalments: the first will be made to the individual artist, or curator, in January 2014; the second on completion of the project i.e. on the opening of the exhibition. The project should be exhibited within 12 months of the receipt of the first instalment of the grant.

The grant can cover a number of aspects of the project ranging from a contribution to the rental of studio and exhibition space, costs of materials, research, marketing of the event etc.

The European Association for Jewish Culture must be notified at least one month prior to the exhibition taking place.

Performing Arts
– Commissions of new works for the stage

This grant is designed to provide part-funding for the writing of new plays, original adaptations for the stage of other literary works, or new works of choreography dealing with the Jewish experience.

The application must be made by an individual writer or choreographer in association with a theatre company based in one of the European countries listed under II. The applicants must submit an undertaking from an established theatre company (which has been active for at least two years) to perform the work, or to stage it in a workshop production or a reading.

Applications are invited from writers with a record of published or performed work, who are either citizens, or permanent residents, of the European countries listed below under II.

Grants up to 5,000 Euros will be awarded to successful candidates in two equal instalments: the first will be made directly to the writer/choreographer in January 2014; the second to the theatre company on staging the new work.

The grant can be used to cover the commissioning fee and to contribute to the development of the new work and to performance costs. The performance should take place within 12 months of the receipt of the first instalment of the grant.

The European Association for Jewish Culture must be notified at least one month prior to the performance or workshop.

New music compositions
– linked to a perfromance and/or a recording

This grant is designed to provide part-funding for the composition, linked to a performance and/or recording of new works by contemporary composers inspired by the Jewish experience and traditions.

The application must be made by an individual composer in association with an orchestra, chamber music group, musical theatre, concert promoter and/or an established  recording company based in one of the European countries listed under II. The applicants must submit an undertaking from the associated body to perform the new work or produce a CD recording and ensure its distribution.

Applications are invited from composers who have already had public performances or recordings of their work, and who are either citizens, or permanent residents, of the European countries listed below under II.

Grants of up to 5,000 Euros will be awarded to successful candidates in two equal instalments: the first will be made directly to the composer in January 2014; the second to the orchestra, chamber music group, musical theatre, concert promoter and/or an established  recording company on completion of the project.

The grant can be used to contribute to the development of the new work and to performance and/or recording costs. The project should be completed within 12 months of the receipt of the first instalment of the grant.

The European Association for Jewish Culture must be notified at least one month prior to the performance or recording of the new work.

Deadline: 30/10/13
Contact:
European Association for Jewish Culture, Paris Office
Jean-Jacques Wahl , Secretary
19 rue de la Tour d´Auvergne
75009 Paris
France
phone: +33(0)1 42 46 17 81
fax: +33(0)1 48 74 51 33
paris@aecj.eu
www.jewishcultureineurope.org

Scholarships for Design and Photo Courses at the IED Madrid. Deadline: June 27, 2013

Scholarships for One Year Courses at the IED Madrid

The subject proposed by the IED Madrid for the Scholarship Competition is Design your Summer. Each scholarship covers 100% of the course fee. Participate before the 27th of June, 2013. One Year Courses in Interior Design, Illustration and Photography start in October, 2013

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Write a text in English or Spanish (depending on the course chosen) and send it together with an image on the subject Design your Summer.

Format: it can be a photograph, a model, a drawing, etc. in jpg (rgb) format, 593×800 pixels, resolution 72 dpi (dots per inch).

Fill out the form and send your project according to the specified instructions.

PRIZES

Three scholarships will be awarded, one for each course, exclusively for the course fee for the 2013/2014 academic year.

DATES

Date of the start of the competition: Thursday, the 6th of June, 2013 (18.00 GMT+1)
Closing date for the reception of projects: Thursday, the 27th of June, 2013 (18:00 GMT+1).
Date of the announcement of the winners: Thursday, the 4th of July, 2013, at 10:00h (GMT +1).

The decision of the judges will be made public at the IED Madrid and will be announced to the winners directly by telephone or by email.

Becas One Year

Concurso de Becas para Cursos One Year (versión en español)

Crea tu porfolio mientras disfrutas de una experiencia anual en torno al diseño con los Cursos One Year del IED Madrid. Consigue tu BECA y elige tu especialidad: Interior Design, Ilustración y Photography. Participa antes del 27 de junio de 2013.

CÓMO PARTICIPAR

  1. Escribe un texto en inglés o español (según el curso elegido) y envíalo junto a una imagen que muestre tu creatividad en torno al tema Diseña tu verano.
  2. Formato: puede ser una fotografía, un boceto, un dibujo, etc. en formato jpg (rgb) tamaño 593 píxeles de ancho × 800 píxeles de alto, resolución máxima 72 ppp (puntos por pulgada).
  3. Rellena el formulario y envía tu proyecto según las instrucciones especificadas.


PREMIOS

Se otorgarán tres becas, una por cada curso, que cubren el 100% de la tasa del curso para el año académico 2013/2014.

    • Interior Design (introducción al interiorismo, presencial, impartido en inglés)
    • Ilustración (introducción a la ilustración, semipresencial, impartido en español)
    • Photography (introducción a la fotografía artística y aplicada, impartido en inglés)

PLAZOS

Fecha de inicio del concurso: jueves 6 de junio de 2013 (18.00 GMT+1).
Fecha límite de recepción de proyectos: jueves 27 de junio de 2013 (18:00 GMT+1).
Fecha de comunicación de los ganadores: jueves 4 de julio de 2013 a las 10:00h (GMT +1). La decisión del jurado se hará pública en IED Madrid y se comunicará directamente a los ganadores por teléfono o por correo electrónico.

APPLICATIONS FOR ART PROJECT GRANTS 2013. Deadline: Nov. 27, 2012.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR ART
PROJECT GRANTS 2013

FUNDACIÓN BILBAO BIZKAIA KUTXA, BBK, seeking to promote actions to help
young creative artists, is working with FUNDACIÓN BILBAO ARTE FUNDAZIOA in
issuing this call for applications for art project grants.
The idea is to provide  material and  financial  aid, as well as assistance  for the
production of  artistic  projects.  This call seeks to encourage the production of art and
the development of proposals in all individual and group artistic disciplines, on th e
understanding that the projects funded must be undertaken in 2013.
Anyone who leaves the venue or fails to use it for the purpose for which it is seconded
will accept the resolution the Foundation could take, and it will be unquestionable.
As an international call, anyone who is interested can apply. The applicant must
provide its experience and capacity to mark the end of the proposed project.
During the development of the project, the artist is supposed to live  in the area  around
Bizkaia.
The projects will be selected by a jury designated for that specific purpose. The names
of the jury members will be posted on the Fundación Bilbao Arte website before  one
week before the deadline.
Fundación Bilbao Bizkaia Kutxa will provide funding to meet expenses approved in
advance by the jury to cover the material requirements specified for those projects.
Two time-frames are envisaged for grant-funded projects:
E.  six months (a choice of January-June or July-December)
F.  twelve months as from January 2012.

TYPES OF GRANT:

A. VENUE SECONDMENT GRANTS

These grants provide financial aid plus the temporary use of a venue at Fundación
Bilbao Arte for projects that can justify their need of a studio.
The artists selected to use these venues will have at their disposal the full infrastructure
of the various production workshops at the centre.
The secondment of a venue entails its continued use throughout the approved term of
the project. Anyone who leaves the venue or fails to use it for the purpose for which it is
seconded will be considered to have given it up, and by extension to have given up the
right to use the materials funded by Fundación Bilbao Bizkaia Kutxa, and will be
required to refund the value of any materials already received at the time when they
cease to use the venue.
A maximum of 10 grants of this type will be available, in the amount of no more than €
4000 each for 12-month projects and € 2000 for 6-month projects, plus the temporary
use of a studio.

B. PRODUCTION GRANTS

These grants cover the production of projects that require the temporary use of one or
more of the workshops at Fundación Bilbao Arte, i.e. engraving and screen printing,
new technologies, sculpture, photography and the film stage.
The artists selected to receive Production  Grants will have at their disposal the full
infrastructure of the various production workshops at the centre, plus advice and co -ordination when necessary from the master artists at the shops.
Artists awarded  Production  Grants are expected to attend the facilities of the
foundation regularly, and to take an active part in any collective projects that may be
promoted by Fundación Bilbao Arte.
A maximum of 10 grants of this type will be available, in the amount of  no more than €
4000 each for 12-month projects and € 2000 for 6-month projects.

C. CO-OPERATION GRANTS

Artists awarded grants of this type undertake to work as assistants at the production
workshops under the guidance and direction of the various master artists for four hours
per day, up to a maximum of 20 hours per week.
They will be expected to develop their own projects concurrently with their co-operation
work.
Applicants should provide an outline of their curriculum, and indicate the specialist field
in which they are interested: new technologies, sculpture, engraving or communication.
A maximum of four grants of this type will be awarded, in the amount of € 5.500 each,
covering a single 11-month term from February 1 to December 31, 2013. The grant will
be paid in monthly instalments of € 500.
Failure to attend the centre or abide by these regulations will be grounds for automatic
cancellation of the grant.

D.RESIDENCE GRANTS

Regardless of which of the three foregoing types of grant are applied for, Fundación
Bilbao Arte may also offer applicants the chance to request  a maximum of 8
accommodation/ residence grants  entitling recipients to share a residence with other
Bilbao Arte artists during the term of their projects.
Rent and current  expenses (insurances, water, electricity,wi-fi…), with an estimated
cost of €200 / month will be included in the budget the applicants must provide
regardless the type of grant they are interested in.
Applicants who wish to request this grant should explain their reasons for doing so in
an appendix to their application. Due to the limited places, the jury will attend items like
needs or distance.

DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED FOR ALL
APPLICATIONS:

1.  Applicants for any type of grant should provide a dossier on the project to be
carried out, including this items:
A.  Brief description of the project (up to 30 lines long).
B.  Images, outlines or sketches related with the proposed project.
C.  Curriculum vitae (for group applications it is recommended that individual CVs
for all members be submitted).
2.  A detailed breakdown  (taxes included)  of all expected expenditure on
consumables for the project. (Items excluded: purchases of equipment for more
than 15% ot the total grant,  travel  expenses  o per diem allowances). Applicant
for residence grant must include the fees described in D. in the total.
3.  Additional graphic material such as brochures, sketches and images as
considered appropriate to help understand the project.
One copy of all the documents required under points one and two above must be
submitted typewritten on size A4 paper and another in PDF format on a CD.
The documentation required under point 3 need not be submitted in PDF form.

THE JURY:

The jury that will consider grants for secondment of venues and Workshop Grants will
comprise three renowned specialists from the world of creative art, education, criticism
and artistic management. Their decision is final.
The jury that will consider applications for co-operation and residence grants will
comprise members of the management team of Fundación Bilbao Arte.  Their decision
is final.

SUBMITTAL OF APPLICATIONS:

Applications for all types of grant may be submitted from the date of disclosure of these
rules and regulations up to November 27, 2012.
In the case of applications submitted by mail, compliance with this deadline will be
judged by the date of the postmark.

Website: http://bilbaoarte.org/?p=1058006&lang=en

Scholarships for young artists for further studies abroad. Deadline: June 14, 2012.

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Grants for young artists for further studies abroad.

The “Comunidad de Madrid” calls for scholarships for young artists from Madrid, to expand studies abroad for the development of the performing arts, music, film and art.

Deadline: 14 June, 2012

With the aim of promoting cultural and artistic development of young people in the region, ten scholarships will be awarded this year for young artists in the field of performing arts, music, and film. In particular are held: two scholarships for studies related with theater, two scholarships related with dance, two scholarships for music, two scholarships for studies related with film and two scholarships for studies related with the visual arts .

The amount of the scholarships will be 5,000 euros for student.

The information about these grants is available in: www.madrid.org, or:  www.madrid.org/Inforjoven

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Becas para jóvenes artístas para ampliación de estudios en el extranjero.

La Comunidad de Madrid beca a jóvenes artistas madrileños para la ampliación de estudios en el extranjero para el desarrollo de las artes escénicas, musicales, cinematográficas y plásticas.

Los interesados podrán solicitar las becas convocadas por la Dirección General de Juventud hasta el día 14 de junio.

La Dirección General de Juventud de la Comunidad de Madrid, con el objetivo de fomentar la creación cultural y artística de los jóvenes de la región, concede diez becas durante el presente año para que jóvenes artistas en el ámbito de las artes escénicas, musicales, cinematográficas y plásticas puedan ampliar sus estudios en el extranjero. En concreto se convocan: dos becas para estudios relacionados con el teatro, dos becas para estudios relacionados con la danza, dos becas para estudios relacionados con la música, dos becas para estudios relacionados con el cine y dos becas para estudios relacionados con las artes plásticas.

La cuantía de las becas será de 5.000 euros por alumno.

Entre los requisitos que deben de cumplir los participantes que deseen concurrir a estas becas están: ser natural o residente en la Comunidad de Madrid (la residencia con una antelación mínima de un año a la fecha de presentación de la solicitud), tener una edad igual o inferior a 35 años,  acreditar la correspondiente formación académica en cualquiera de las modalidades a través del correspondiente título oficial o acreditar  un mínimo de 2 años de trayectoria profesional y justificar la admisión en una universidad o centro de estudios de reconocido prestigio. Los cursos deberán comenzar en el año 2012.

La información sobre estas ayudas está disponible tanto en www.madrid.org dónde se podrá acceder a la descarga electrónica de las solicitudes en el apartado Servicios y Trámites, como en el portal joven de la Comunidad de Madrid,www.madrid.org/inforjoven

Los interesados deberán presentar su solicitud en el plazo de 20 días hábiles a contar desde el día siguiente de su publicación en el Boletín Oficial de la Comunidad de Madrid (BOCM, de 22 de mayo). Por tanto, los interesados podrán solicitar las ayudas hasta el próximo día 14 de junio.

LENS Photography Grant 2012. Deadline: April 30, 2012

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Lens, School of Photography and Video of Madrid, Spain, calls Lens Photography Grant 2012 with the aim of making available his Masters in Photography from Author and Project Professional photographers of talent and facilitate the development of quality projects during the year.

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Lens Escuela de Fotografía y Vídeo convoca la Beca Lens de Fotografía 2012 con el objetivo de hacer accesible su Máster en Fotografía de Autor y Proyectos Profesionales a fotógrafos de talento y facilitar el desarrollo de proyectos de calidad durante el mismo.

Premios

El ganador de la beca tendrá cubiertos los gastos académicos del citado Máster –valorado en 6750 euros-.

Se adjudicarán dos accésit -que supondrán un 20% de descuento sobre el precio total del Máster-.

Los finalistas tendrán un 10% de descuento en el precio total del Máster.

Requisitos de participación

La beca está abierta a la participación de cualquier fotógrafo mayor de edad, independientemente de su lugar de procedencia.

Los participantes asumen y aceptan las bases de la convocatoria. Cualquier duda sobre su interpretación será resuelta por el jurado de forma inapelable aplicando la buena fe y el sentido común –dos criterios que nunca sobran-.

El incumplimiento de cualquiera de las bases supone la exclusión inmediata de la convocatoria.

El ganador de la beca deberá realizar el Máster en la convocatoria de Octubre 2012. La beca no puede canjearse en ningún caso por su importe en metálico.

Modo de envío

Cada participante debe enviar un único archivo comprimido en formato .zip o .rar –cuyo nombre debe estar formado por el nombre y apellidos del participante- al correo electrónico becas@lens-fotografia.es conteniendo lo siguiente:

• Un documento .pdf con el título del proyecto y una descripción del mismo.

• 12 fotografías numeradas en formato .jpg (1200 px. en su lado más ancho). Las fotografías deben pertenecer a un mismo proyecto o serie fotográfica.

• CV en formato .pdf. y DNI o Pasaporte en formato .jpg (800 px.)

Sólo se permite un envío por persona. Los envíos duplicados serán eliminados, así como los que no respeten las medidas máximas especificadas. De ese modo evitamos indigestiones de archivos .rar, .zip, .jpg o .pdf, cuyo consumo excesivo está contraindicado por la OMS.

Plazo

El plazo de envío finalizará el 30 de abril de 2012 a las 23:59 h.

Comunicación del Fallo

El jurado –formado por fotógrafos de reconocido prestigio- dará a conocer su fallo de forma pública e inapelable a través de la web y redes sociales de LENS Escuela de Fotografía y Vídeo antes del 15 de mayo de 2012.

El ganador de la beca recibirá una notificación por correo electrónico. Sus fotografías, así como las de los ganadores del accésit y finalistas podrán ser empleadas por LENS en campañas relacionadas exclusivamente con la comunicación y difusión de la beca y de la propia escuela. La propiedad, derechos de autor y de uso de las imágenes seguirán perteneciendo a sus autores.

Descarga el .pdf con toda la información de la Beca LENS de Fotografía 2012

Photography Grants Article, by David Campbell

The Australian lecturer, photography consultant, writer and multimedia producer David Campbell is a critical voice in the field of documentary photography and photojournalism. In his very useful article on Photography Grants he states that the photography world is full of awards, grants and competitions, yet many of these reward work already done. Thus, funding for a new project can be substantially more difficult:

I have collected a range of funding opportunities that meet two basic criteria. The first is that they provide grants specifically for the production of new visual projects (this means grants like the OSI Audience Engagement Grant is not included because it excludes the shooting of new work). The second is that they have an open application process, meaning they do not depend upon prior selection (as in the case of the Magnum Emergency Fund, which uses a group of nominators to invite 100 applicants).

Click here to see David’s full list, including Aaron Siskind Foundation’s Individual Photographer’s Fellowship, the The Aftermath Project , the Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award, the Fund for Investigative Journalism and the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography

David’s list is also open to suggestions, so you can contact him directly via his site, a very recommendable source for the understanding of the role of documentary photography and photojournalism in the new media economy.