Sustainable Prospects - Funding Opportunities

This module has encouraged me to consider sustainable solutions for creating and distributing my work, and prompted me to apply for grants and prizes that might help fund my work moving forward.  Sharing my work on social media and with my tutors and peers, I am receiving good feedback, and it has bolstered my confidence in my work and its ability to appeal to a wide audience. I believe that I can make a strong case for my project on youth in Wheeler county being worthy of funding, and I am building a solid portfolio of images that hopefully demonstrates that I have the ability to follow through with this work. I have begun researching awards and residencies that are most applicable to the work that I make and the area that I live in. I see that many of the residencies encourage outreach work with youth during an artists stay, something which would be ideal for me. Many of the grant cycles are closed for this year, but I have highlighted a few which I hope to apply for when they open in 2019. Winter break will allow me some time to begin writing proposals, and I would like to review these with my tutors before applying for any opportunities.

Applications due early 2019 - 

John Day Fossil Beds Artist in Residence

Wheeler County National Park Artist in Residency Program 

Oregon. Length / time for residency determined on a case by case basis. 2019 program dates ‘TBD’. Based on Previous years, It may open in January.  

Lucie Foundation Scholarship Program

PHOTO TAKEN: This scholarship will be given to an individual to create or continue a project focused on telling an existing story through a documentary or photojournalism approach.

EMERGING ARTIST SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship is open to all genres of photographic work and will be given to an individual to create or continue work on a specific dynamic project.’

Worldwide. Opens Feb 4 2019.

Caldera Arts Artist In Residency

‘Every winter from January through March, creative individuals, collaborations, and performing ensembles are awarded the gift of time and space at our beautiful Arts Center in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains near Sisters, Oregon. Supporting community-engaged work and teaching artists: Caldera prioritizes supporting artists who wish to engage with our youth and broader community through teaching or other activities.’

Oregon. Apply early 2019 for 2020 season.

The Documentary Project Fund 

‘Focused on Supporting photographers and the community-based projects they are passionate about.’

World Wide. Awarded 2 times a year, next call in Spring 2019 

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