Our Grants provide funding by means of a monthly stipend during one semester helping worldwide photographers to further their body of work, and advancing in their photography projects, both ongoing and to be completed.  

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DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECTS ISOLATED

 
OUR GRANTS WILL HELP YOU TO REFINE YOUR BODY OF WORK NOT ONLY BY FUNDING YOUR PROJECT BUT ALSO BY PROMOTING IT AMONG GENERAL PUBLIC, GALLERIES, MEDIA, PUBLISHERS, CURATORS, AND ART BUYERS

Effectively, in addition to receiving a Grant consisting in a monthly stipend, the recipients of our Grants will profit of an international promotion and exposure, publication of their awarded work in The Biennial Grant's site (an entire page with statement and images). Recipients and shortlisted will be extensively promoted and their work published in the Biennial Grant's site. The aim of our Grants is to help photographers further their career to a higher level.

The Biennial's Grant will be launched starting 2017, every May and September, and each Grant consists of a total allowance of $3,000 payable in six consecutive monthly stipends of $500 each.  

Open to all established and professional professionals, as well as amateurs and students from all countries of the world, the Biennial's Grant accepts projects in any medium, and at any stage of realization: completed to be refined, ongoing, or drafted to be started.

The Grants will be awarded by the curators of the Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography, jointly with an esteemed jurors' team of the industry. 

 

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You're not alone.

When you start a project you may feel like walking alone in the desert... but if you're motivated and have the necessary creativity and boldness you'll surely succeed. Our grant will just give you some fuel to walk in the desert...

Grant recipients will receive not only funding and also support from the staff of the Bienial of Fine Art and Documentary photography to help them start, finalize or refine their project.

Applying to our Grant requires having a finished work, a work in progress, or an idea that can be shown in some images as a blueprint of your idea. The project can fall under any photographic category: fine art, photojournalism, or documentary photography. The grant recipients will receive funding and support to help them finalize the project, or, if is finished, to refine it or to use the stipend to promote it, i.e. by making a specific website or enhancing the existing one. Although the Grant does not require the recipient to finish the project object of the funding in a specific timeframe, we will be in contact doing all the necessary follow up as means of support and consultation, as well as to help in the necessary promotion.

 

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BELONGING - community of winners

Recipients and shortlisted in each Grant bi-yearly edition will conform the Biennial's Grant Community of Recognized Photographers. Each one will have a page in this site featuring their project and the respective statement, and will be connected among them, and with us, to exchange ideas about the evolution of this Biennial's Grant. Because once you're out of the desert but not longer alone, you can relax a little bit and imagine that now the desert has evolved to a relaxed beach of talented photographers, where you belong, being able to help us help others.