AFAC Grant for Documentary Photography Projects with Funding up to $50,000

Date limite : 15 avr. 2020

Spécialités: Beaux arts

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AFAC Grant for Documentary Photography Projects with Funding up to $50,000

The Arab Fund for Art and Culture presents its documentary program grant, which was launched by AFAC and the Prince Claus Fund in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in partnership with the Magnum Foundation in New York, USA, in 2014. 

The focus of the Arab Documentary Photography Program is to support compelling non-stereotypical and unconventional visual documentation of important social issues and narratives relevant to the Arab region. In recognition of the image’s power to document, educate and advocate, the ADPP will also explore ways by which documentary photography can reach out to wider audiences and engage with them in a compelling and impactful way. Photographers may propose to work in a range of non-fiction narrative styles, from classic documentary photography to more experimental visual storytelling, and may propose to include audio and video elements.

Eligibility:

As for individuals:

  1. This grant is open to Arab applicants mainly those living and working in the Arab region, irrespective of age, years of experience, ethnicity, gender or religion. Exceptions are made for Arab applicants who had to flee their home countries during the past six years (since 2012) due to political unrest. Their projects must, however, be related to the region.
  2. Professional and emerging photographers are eligible to apply. Photographers who have not specialized in documentary photography will be considered as long as the proposed work is documentary in nature.
  3. Technical familiarity with photography is required. Journalists or activists who have not had experience with photography are not eligible to apply.
  4. Applicants must be comfortable using English for all communication and in-person discussions. The workshops and communication will be conducted in English. Translation can be provided during the workshops.
  5. Applicants must be independent, i.e. not currently working under any “work for hire” agreements, and should have full copyright ownership of the work they produce.
  6. Recipients of two consecutive grants can't apply unless two years had passed since the last grant (e.g. If a grantee had received two grants in 2016 and 2017, s/he can apply again in 2020).
  7. Applicants with a current open grant can't apply.
  8. Each applicant is entitled to only one application in the same category.

As for projects submitted:

  1. AFAC will not provide support retroactively, i.e. to projects already completed. For projects that have already started, AFAC will cover the expenses that will occur only after the signature of the contract if the project is selected.
  2. The project’s time frame should not exceed 8 months.

Funding:

  1. AFAC’s Arab Documentary Photography Program (ADPP) provides up to 10 production grants per cycle of 5,000 USD each. This USD 5.000 production grant shall be used to cover the artist fees, any needed production equipment cost, and research costs, travel and other expenses related to the production. 
  2. Additionally, the grant covers per diem (when on location) and visa fees associated with attendance of the two workshops.  (Note: Travel and accommodation costs related to the workshops will be covered directly by ADPP). Grant funds will be used solely for the undertaking of the described photography project and not for any other purpose.

Supporting Materials:

  1. 10 - 20 images from the initial stages of the proposed project.
  2. Images from any single body of work that demonstrates the applicant’s ability as a photographer and a visual storyteller.
  3. Captions should be included in the metadata of each image file. A numbered caption sheet is requested in the supporting material zip file.
  4. Images should be JPGs, 72 dpi, and longest edge 1,000 pixels.
     Additional media as a supplement to the still photographs are accepted. 
  5. Applications lacking in supporting material will not be considered for evaluation nor will the applicant be contacted to send the missing material.

About the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture:

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture - AFAC was founded in 2007 through the initiative of Arab cultural activists as an independent foundation to support individual artists, writers, researchers, intellectuals, as well as organizations from the Arab region working in the field of arts and culture. Since its launch, AFAC’s programs have steadily expanded to cover cinema, photography, visual and performing arts, creative and critical writings, music, documentary film, in addition to funding research, training, and cultural events. Based in Beirut, AFAC works with artists and organizations all over the Arab region and the rest of the world.

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