Photography Grants and Open Calls (April 2011)

Every month, we try to collect information about grants, exhibitions, residencies, open calls, etc., that might interest you. This time we’ve got a really great list of opportunities. Here are some current goings-on at Foam Magazine, Burn Magazine, The Center For Fine Art Photography, and The Open Society Documentary Photography Project:

Foam Call For Talent 2011

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Foam Magazine is an international photography magazine, published quarterly by Foam_Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam and Vandejong Communications.

Foam Magazine’s annual fall Talent issue will present the work of young, talented photographers. The editorial board will choose the portfolios according to creative vision and the concept of the series presented, among other criteria. The selection for Talent 2011 will focus on projects that address the question What’s Next?

What you get: A spread in Foam’s Fall Talent Issue
Who can apply: Photographers between 18 and 35 years old
It’s gonna set you back: €30 (about $43)
Who’s gonna see your work: The Foam Magazine editorial board
When’s the deadline: April 17th, 2011

For more information, please visit: Foam’s Submission page.

Burn Magazine Emerging Photographer Grant 2011

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The Emerging Photographer Fund grant was initiated by David Alan Harvey in 2008, and is awarded by the Magnum Foundation, a non-profit created by the member photographers from Magnum Photos, Inc.

Some of the previous jurors have been: Carol Nagar, Martin Parr, Gilles Peress, Eugene Richards, Maggie Steber, Fred Ritchin, Bruce Gilden, David Griffin, John Gossage, Susan Meiselas, and James Nachtwey.

What you get: $15,000
Who can apply: Anyone can enter the EPF 2011 Grant, there are no age restrictions… however, it is intended for emerging photographers
It’s gonna set you back: $25
Who’s gonna see your work: TBA… but just look above to see last year’s jurors
When’s the deadline: May 1st, 2011

For more information, please visit: Burn’s EFG 2011 page.

Portfolio ShowCase Volume 5

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Founded in 2004, The Center for Fine Art Photography is a nonprofit organization supported by donations, grants, and memberships.

There is no theme for this exhibition. The images will be evaluated as a cohesive body of work, rather than individual images. Fifteen photographers will be chosen to display their twelve-image portfolios in the Center’s Portfolio ShowCase Volume 5 book and online exhibition.

What you get: Each participant will be included in the Center’s Online Gallery exhibition as well as published in the Portfolio ShowCase Volume 5 Book. Select artists also will receive a blog feature at the Center’s blog PERSPECTIVES
Who can apply: Anyone
It’s gonna set you back: $65 for members, $85 for non-members
Who’s gonna see your work: Chris Pichler, the founder and publisher of Nazraeli Press
When’s the deadline: May 1st, 2011 September 14th, 2011

For more information, please visit: The Portfolio ShowCase Volume 5 page.

Documentary Photography Audience Engagement Grant

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The Open Society Documentary Photography Project is offering a grant to support alternative models for presenting and disseminating documentary photography to the public.

The Audience Engagement Grant supports photographers to take an existing body of work on a social justice or human rights issue and devise an innovative way of using that work as a catalyst for social change.

What you get: Five to eight grants of $5,000 to $30,000 will be awarded
Who can apply: Individuals who are partnering with organizations on collaborative projects
It’s gonna set you back: $0
Who’s gonna see your work: Applications will be initially reviewed by the Documentary Photography Project, as well as other Open Society Foundations staff whose work coincides with the proposals.
When’s the deadline: May 13, 2011

For more information, visit: The Audience Engagement Grant Guidelines

Do you have information about any grants or open calls you’d like to share with us? Please email

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