Sunday, January 06, 2008

A Couple of Opportunities

The Humble Arts Foundation has application info up for a couple of good opportunities (as humble as they are, I think for most photographers, every little counts...)

First the Spring 2008 Grant for Emerging Photographers:
Given twice annually, the GEP is a $1,000 grant award that recognizes the strongest new proposal in fine art photography as submitted to Humble Arts Foundation.

Deadline: 11:59 pm, Monday, March 3, 2008

Applicant Eligibility
Applications will be accepted from photographers who are at least 18 years old and do not have gallery representation.

and secondly:
"31 Under 31: Young Women in Art Photography" On March 1, 2008, in honor of Women's History Month, Humble Arts Foundation, in collaboration with Ladies Lotto, will present "31 Under 31: Young Women in Art Photography," a month-long exhibition celebrating 31 of the most innovative young women in emerging art photography under the age of 31. The Exhibition is co-curated by Lumi Tan, Director of Zach Feuer Gallery in NYC, and Jon Feinstein, Curatorial Director of Humble Arts Foundation.
We are now accepting submissions from women photographers under the age of 31. Submission deadline: Friday, January 25th, 2008

I'm glad they haven't tied "emerging" with "under 25" or some similar arbitrary age for the grant - some (of us) "emerging" photographers are actually over 40 or more... so that in itself is a good move (though I note they did tie "innovative young women in emerging photography" with the under 31 cut-off in the wording for the the second opportunity - but I see they've got enough grief on all that from the lady photo bloggers already, so I'll leave it well alone... suffice to say I am frequently ticked off by much larger well established grant opportunities which frequently tie emerging with under 30 or some such arbitrary age)

All that said Kudos to the guys at Humble for keeping going with their commitment to all this and photography in general.

Full info on both here

(Photo by Molly Landreth winner of the the Fall 07 Humble Grant)

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