Audience Engagement Grant

Deadline: 13 May 2011, 5pm EST
Open to: individuals working  with organizations on collaborative projects
Grant: from $5,000 to $30,000

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.

Projects should also include a partnership between a photographer and an organization that combines expertise in documentary photography with experience working on the topic or community the project addresses.

The most effective projects respond to the unique needs and interests of the community they address. They combine compelling documentary photography with creative approaches and thoughtful strategies for presenting the images to that audience.


Individuals who are partnering with organizations on collaborative projects:
* Photography Partner whose expertise is in documentary photography
* Audience Engagement Partner whose expertise is in the topic or community the project addresses


All applications must be submitted using the Online Application System (OAS). Note that the online application system will NOT be available until February 1, 2011.

A complete application consists of:
1)  Contact information & resume
2)  Project summary
3)  Narrative proposal
4)  Letter(s) of commitment
5)  Budget
6)  Timeline
7)  Work samples

To be more aware of what are this documents download the and read the full Application Packet , where you will find detailed instructions and useful resources for applicants.


Five to eight grants of $5,000 to $30,000 will be awarded.


Yukiko Yamagata
[email protected]

Official Webpage

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