The Alexia Foundation has announced the call for entries for their 2015 Professional and Student Grant opportunities. The deadline for submissions for the Professional Grant is 2:00pm on Jan. 29, 2015; and the deadline for the Student Grant submissions is 2:00pm on Feb. 2, 2015. There is a $50 application fee for the Professional Grant; the Student Grant is free to apply.
As mentioned in The Alexia Foundation’s announcement, “The goal of The Alexia Foundation Grants is to give voice to those who go unheard, foster cultural understanding and expose social injustice. The strength of the proposal will be judged equally to photographic skills.” Winning proposals will be clear and concise, representing significant projects that align with the mission of the Alexia Foundation, and is accompanied by strong photographic work.
“The Professional Grant Recipient will receive $20,000 to help produce his or her proposed project. The Student Winner will receive funding for a semester at the Syracuse University London Program, a $1,000 cash grant to help produce the proposed body of work, and $500 will be awarded to that student’s academic department. A student award will also be given to the Second Place Winner. The judges will determine the number of Award of Excellence Winners there will be. The Gilka Grant, honoring Robert E. Gilka, will recognize the best student project proposal that also includes a multimedia component. The winner of the Gilka Grant will receive a scholarship to attend the Kalish Workshop.”