UPDATE: We now also have a list of 2014 photography and contemporary art fairs.
After our popular list of 2014 photography festivals, we’ve researched and put together a new list of 2014 photography grants, funds and fellowships. In this post we present those that were designed specifically for photography projects and for which photographers from anywhere in the world can apply.
But – we’d like to add to the list grants, funds and fellowships with a regional scope, as well as those aimed at visual arts in general, which include the field of photography. Do you know of any such kind of financing opportunity? Let us know! Send us an email, post it on our Facebook page, or tweet it our way (@fotografiamagaz). We’d be grateful!
PS. New here? Take a look around, we showcase some great photography (start from the beginning)!
Applications until 20 January. Blue Earth sponsors documentary projects whose goal is to educate the public about critical environmental and social issues. We are primarily interested in work that is educational and informational in nature and will consider proposals of any geographic scope involving the photographic and motion picture mediums.
Applications until 22 January. The Project Launch is presented to an outstanding photographer working in fine art series or documentary project. The grant includes a cash award to help complete or disseminate the works as well as providing a platform for exposure and professional development opportunities.
Applications until 31 January. Best of Photojournalism 2014 is open to professional photographers, editors and online photojournalists, and there is no entry fee. All entries must have been taken or initially published between January 1st and December 31st, 2013. Photographers do not need to be members of NPPA to enter.
Applications until 26 February. PMH 2014 Grant is an important occasion to see your work recognized by an outstanding jury in front of an international public. It is a great moment to gain visibility and create yourself new opportunities.
Applications from 28 January until 12 March. The Project Development Grant offers financial support to fine art, documentary or photojournalist works-in-progress. The grant includes a cash award to help complete a project as well as platforms for feedback and professional development opportunities for the works final stages.
Recurring through the year – next deadlines: 15 March and 15 June. Using our global network, we will be supporting the publicizing of photographers and their works, your photographic presentation or campaign, or your book launch. Any alternative proposal on photography for the best use for this gallery space is welcome – but all proposals will be reviewed and only successful proposal will receive this grant.
Recurring through the year – next deadline: 31 March. Joy of Giving Something, Inc. (JGS) established in 2009 an ongoing juried, international photography contest that encourages artists eighteen years and older to submit their own new work, which has not been previously published or exhibited.
Applications until 31 March. We invite documentary photographers around the globe to submit their documentary photo project proposals highlighting human unrest, forgotten communities, over-exploited people and environments impacted by war, povery, famine, disease, exploitation and global distress.
Applications from 30 January to April 15. The Photocrati Fund offers a $5000 grant to a photographer to undertake an important humanitarian and environmental photography project. Our goal is to identify outstanding photographers and to provide the resources necessary to pursue projects that will have a tangible and positive effect on the world.
Applications from 5 February to 30 April . The annual Inge Morath Award is given to a woman photographer under thirty years of age, to assist in the completion of a long term documentary project. The winner and finalists are selected by the photographer members of Magnum Photos and a representative of the Morath Foundation at the Magnum annual meeting.
Applications until 1 May. Moving Walls is a group photography show that coincides with the Open Society Foundations’ mission to advance human rights and social justice. Moving Walls alternates regularly between open-topic and thematically-focused shows. For the Fall 2014 exhibit, we are seeking projects that use documentary photography and photo-based approaches to explore the culture, concept, mechanisms, and consequences of surveillance.
Applications from 1 February to 7 May. The Dorothea Lange-Paul Taloyr Prize was created to encourage collaboration between documentary writers and photographers in the tradition of the acclaimed photographer Dorothea Lange and writer and social scientist Paul Taylor.
Applications from 20 March to 31 May. The W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography is presented annually to a photographer whose past work and proposed project, as judged by a panel of experts, follows the tradition of W. Eugene Smith’s concerned photography and dedicated compassion exhibited during his 45-year career as a photographic essayist.
Applications now open until 15 April. The Arab Fund for Art and Culture and the Prince Claus Fund in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in partnership with the Magnum Foundation in New York, USA, are launching the Arab Documentary Photography Program (ADPP). The ADPP is a program jointly funded by AFAC and PCF and will run from 2014 to 2016, targeting creative documentary photographers in the Arab region. A jurors’ committee comprised of Arab and international experts will select up to 10 grantees to receive financial and professional support to complete their proposed photography projects.
Applications from 1 April to 15 May. We believe that photojournalism is a powerful tool for telling compelling social, political and cultural stories. That is why we continue to offer the Grants for Editorial photography, to help photojournalists pursue projects of personal and journalistic significance.
Applications from 1 April to 15 May. Each year, to complement our Grants for Editorial Photography, we offer an opportunity for young photographers to receive mentoring and support through our Emerging Talent Award.
Applications from 1 April to 15 May. Getty Images proudly supports photographers, filmmakers and communications professionals who use their talents to promote positive change in our world. The Getty Images Creative Grants help these creative visionaries as they work together to create new, compelling imagery or video for a nonprofit organization of their choice.
Applications from 1 April to 30 June. Unlike the first Women’s Initiative grant, which specifically focused on abuse of women in the United States, this call for entries is intended to permit the photographer to propose a serious documentary photographic or multimedia project encompassing any issue involving women anywhere in the world.
Applications until 8 July. The Audience Engagement Grant is designed to support photographers, photo-based artists, and socially-engaged practitioners using their work to enact change around a human rights issue. Starting in 2014, OSF’s Doc Photo Project will be offering two tracks of support for individuals at different phases of their Audience Engagement projects.
Applications from 10 May to 31 July. The Emerging Photographer 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 primary intent is to support emerging photographers who will become the icons of tomorrow.
Application period will open in October. The grant is open to professional photographers who have participated in a recent World Press Photo Contest and applications are accepted in October every year. The grant celebrates the legacy of photojournalist and filmmaker Tim Hetherington, who was killed when a group of journalists came under fire during fighting between rebels and General Gaddafi’s forces in Misrata, Libya in April 2011.
Application period will open in October. The PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Awards identify outstanding work done by photographers in collaboration with nonprofit organizations worldwide.
Applications from 1 October to 1 December. This is a significant grant given annually for a working photographer to undertake a paid assignment with an NGO of their choice.
Application period to be announced in February. Italian Prize of Photojournalism
Application period will open in February. Crusade for Art aims to educate, inspire, and support artists to create unique, approachable programs that bring new audiences to art and allow them to engage with art in a meaningful way. By inspiring, mentoring, teaching, and funding, Crusade for Art will empower artists to focus on creating demand for art and thereby encourage systemic changes to create a new crop of art lovers, patrons, and collectors.
Application period will open in March. One grant of $5,000 will be awarded to a professional photographer beginning a new project idea, or for a work in progress of a specific series.
Applications until 15 July. The Howard Chapnick Grant was established to encourage and support leadership in fields ancillary to photojournalism, such as editing research, education and management.
Applications until 7 July. Each year we hold an international photographic competition for young photographers who are either attending a full-time photographic course or are under 24.
Application period to be announced. Women photojournalists worldwide are welcome to enter the competition, for which there is no age limit. The 8,000-euro award enables the winners to finance their projects and have their work exhibited at the festival in Perpignan and later in Paris at the Cosmos Galery.
Application period to be announced. Created in 2009, by the Carmignac Gestion Foundation, Carmignac Gestion photojournalism Award invites documentary photographers and photojournalists from around the world to submit a long-term reportage on a particular theme.
Applications accepted throughout the year. Each year Light Work invites 12-15 artists to participate in its residency program, including one artist co-sponsored by Autograph ABP and one artist in conjunction with the Urban Video Project (UVP). Artists selected for the residency program are invited to live in Syracuse for one month.
Applications accepted throughout the year. Our assistance grants are modest but they are targeted so that they meet the specific needs of the freelancer or family. Amounts and target areas vary according to the particular circumstances of the applicant but examples include medical and rehabilitation costs, emergency subsistence, legal advice, and relocation costs. Our aim is to help grantees overcome a crisis and, where possible, resume work.
Applications accepted throughout the year. The Rory Peck Training Fund makes hostile environment training affordable for freelancers. Since its launch in 2000, the Fund has given over 500 bursaries to freelance journalists, photographers, cameramen and filmmakers, enabling them to gain the vital skills and knowledge needed for work in hostile environments.