The 2014 Alexia Women’s Initiative Grant for Photographers
The Alexia Foundation promotes the power of photojournalism to give voice to social injustice, to respect history lest we forget it and to understand cultural difference as our strength, not as our weakness. The Alexia Foundation’s main purpose is to encourage and help photojournalists create stories that drive change.
While their traditional grant guidelines put no limits on the subject matter for grant proposals, a number of proposals about women’s rights in the last few years have been so powerful that Alexia Foundation has been compelled to create a grant specifically on issues relating to women. 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 produce a serious documentary photographic project encompassing any issue involving women anywhere in the world.
The professional Alexia Grant recipient will receive $25,000 for the production of the proposed project on a significant issue involving and affecting women.
Any photographer from any country may apply for this grant. Proposals that have received grants or awards exceeding $1,000 in the previous calendar year are not eligible. This award is for an individual photographer. Collaborative applications are not accepted.
he deadline for submission is June 30, 2014 at 2p.m. EST.
Your application must include the documents listed below. Once those are ready, you can fill in the online application form.
- Synopsis: short explanation about the project;
- Proposal: A written proposal to produce a body of work comprised of still or multimedia that will explore issues affecting women. You may propose projects that are already in progress;
- Resume: including your phone numbers and address along with the names and phone numbers of three references.