Ends on November 1, 2019

CALL FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & COLLABORATIVE PHOTO-BASED PROJECTS FROM WOMEN, TRANSGENDER, AND NON-BINARY ARTISTS WORKING ACROSS THE UNITED STATES, D.C., AND PUERTO RICO

Do you have a photo-based project that redefines how we understand and respond to urgent issues in the United States today? We are looking to support up to five projects focused on specific states and issues (see below). Applications due November 1, 2019 at 11:59 Eastern Standard Time. Applicants will be notified by the end of the year for the grant to start at the beginning of 2020.   

We, Women is not just a grant. It’s an opportunity to shape a national conversation about how to find common ground on divisive issues through photography and community engagement. 

Selected artists receive:

  • A cash grant of $5,000-$7,500 for the continuation of existing work in a community they have a demonstrated commitment to
  • Mentorship and production support from We, Women leaders, project partners, and advisors
  • Promotion and marketing of projects
  • We, Women exhibition at Photoville Fall 2020
  • Inclusion in a traveling nationwide exhibition with/concurrent programming beginning Fall 2020

The first 15 We, Women projects have been selected, and are covering issues in Alaska, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Texas, Washington (state), and the D.C. metropolitan area. 

We are looking to select up to 5 additional projects through this call for proposals targeting specific states and issues.  

ELIGIBLE STATES: We are NOT accepting applications from the states where We, Women artists are currently doing projects (see above). Artists proposing projects from states other than those are eligible. Please note that we are particularly interested in receiving applications from the Midwest, Appalachia, the Southwest and Southeast United States, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii.

ELIGIBLE ISSUES: We have a strong preference for proposals that address the following issues: Gun Violence/Safety, Healthcare (generally) and Maternal Care (specifically), the Military, Substance Addiction, Ability, Aging, Political Participation/Voter Suppression and Disenfranchisement, Education, and Jobs and the Economy. 

Applicants who applied previously are not eligible to re-apply with the same project unless invited by We, Women. 

We recommend working on your answers in a separate document and pasting your answers into the online form.

Artists will receive funding in early 2020 for projects completed by Fall 2020. 

Please read our full guidelines before applying.

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