The Aaron Siskind Foundation
The Aaron Siskind Foundation is offering a limited number of Individual Photographer's Fellowship grants of up to $10,000 each, for artists working in photography and photo-based art. Recipients will be determined by a panel of distinguished guest judges on the basis of artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievement in the medium in its widest sense. The Foundation seeks to support artists/photographers who demonstrate a serious commitment to the field, who are professionally active or employed in the field.
HOW TO APPLY
The entry fee for this grant is $25USD.
Applications must be submitted through the Slideroom application portal at www.slideroom.com
Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents of the United States, who reside in the U.S., and who are at least 21 years of age. Recipients must provide legal proof of eligibility and a verifiable social security number.
Who May Not Apply: Students enrolled in a college degree program. Please note: students who will graduate before the 2017 application deadline are eligible to apply. Previous IPF recipients are not currently being considered for new awards. At this time, artists on temporary visas such as the F-1 or O-1 visa are not eligible to apply.
Eligible Work: Still photography regardless of subject matter, genre, or process. The use of the lens must be pivotal. The submission should consist of a mature, coherent body of work.
A completed application consists of the following information & files:
Applicant Profile: Name and contact information
Work Samples: A portfolio of ten (10) digital images showing representative, recent work. If your work is best communicated visually by showing its physical or installed nature, or aspects of detail, use one or more of the ten images for that purpose. Exactly ten (10) images must be submitted. The files must be under 5MB each, and should be one of the following file formats: .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif, .tif, .tiff, .bmp, or .tga. Slideroom will resize images larger than 1280 x 1280 x 72 ppi to fit the system.
Text descriptors for each image: Title, Dimensions, Year, and Description. The "Description" box should be used for a short explanation or background information for each photo.
Artist Statement: (250 words maximum) The purpose of the Statement is to give the panel a better understanding of your work while they are viewing it. It should be very clear and concise, and relate to the specific works you are submitting.
Career summary, artist resume/CV, or short bio (500 words maximum)