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Everyday Projects Announces Call for Applications for Photography Grant Programme

Status: Open

  • Grant

Funding Size: N/A

Deadline: Ongoing

  • Eligibility:
    • Preference will be given to photographers who have contributed to The Everyday Projects or are members of the African Photojournalism Database. In your application, you will be asked for links of your contributions to an Everyday account on Instagram. (African Photojournalism Database members can instead link to the APJD membership page).
    • We will prioritize supporting projects that align with The Everyday Projects’ approach to storytelling, including: stories that defy stereotypical imagery, promote human dignity, and correct misrepresentation; and projects that are rooted in documentary photography. If your project is outside of what would be considered traditional photojournalism, please explain your process in your application. This could be projects primarily consisting of portraiture, a collaborative project with the people you photograph, mixed media, etc. We are open to these creative approaches.
    • We will prioritize photographers who are documenting their own community or region. Photographers can be based anywhere in the world.
    • You can apply to continue a project or start a new one. Your proposal must include a portfolio of 15 to 30 images. If you are proposing to continue a project, your portfolio can include images from that project, as well as other work. If you are proposing to start a new project, your portfolio should show any other relevant work.
    • Your project must be completed within one year of receiving a grant.
  • Funding amount: $6,000
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: Global
  • Application languages: English

New ACOS signatory The Everyday Projects has launched its 2021 Grant Program for Photographers. Applications are now open for two project grants of $6,000 each. Grantees will also receive mentorship from photo editors Mallory Benedict at National Geographic and Jehan Jillani of The Guardian.

At the core of The Everyday Projects’ mission is a belief in support of photojournalists from diverse backgrounds as they develop their craft. In a new effort to help provide this vital support, The Everyday Projects will award two grants to photographers to work on a long-term project.


Our hope is that this grant will provide support and mentorship to photographers who are working on one of their first long-term projects and have had limited exposure to national and international assignments and publications. Applicants should demonstrate an openness to taking feedback and learning. Grantees will be guided through their projects by their mentors and the Everyday team as if it is a long-term assignment.


Learn more and apply here

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