The 2018 Grant for Visual Storytelling on Climate Change

The 2018 Grant for Visual Storytelling on Climate Change

The 2018 Grant for Visual Storytelling on Climate Change

Visura and United Photo Industries have joined forces to launch an open call to Visual Artists working in photography, film or any visual form of stories related to Global Climate Change. The work can focus on the following themes: 1) evidence; 2) causes; 3) effects; and, 4) solutions.

This is an opportunity for one individual or collective working in photography, film or any visual form to receive over $10,000 in cash and in-kind prizes, including a $3000 cash prize, and an invitation to present a Solo Gallery Exhibition to shed a light on this pressing issue facing our planet. Submissions will be accepted from February 24 to March 31, 2018.

The Grant has a multi-tiered mission:1) recognize professional Visual Artists worldwide working in photography, film or any visual form of stories; 2) support an ongoing or a new project; 3) bring the work of Visual Artists working on global climate change stories to key industry editors, scientists and leaders worldwide; and, 4) promote the connection between art and science.

Each Entry consists of a project made up of a series of images (minimum of 15 images, maximum 35) or a video (max duration 10 mins), a short synopsis and 100 to 400 word written reflection about the project.

Any photographers worldwide can enter with an active BASIC, STANDARD, PLUS or PRIME membership account on Visura.  Sign up here. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

Submission to Visura Grants and Open Calls is free for its members. Visura actively discourages photographers from joining for the sole purpose of applying to a contest.

Prizes

This is an opportunity for one individual or collective working in photography, film or any visual form to receive over $10,000 in cash and in-kind prizes, including:

1. CASH PRIZE: A $3,000 cash prize sponsored by Rovers North
2. SOLO EXHIBITION: An invitation to present a Solo Gallery Exhibition at United Photo Industries Gallery in Dumbo, Brooklyn in June 2018. Curated by Sam Barzilay (UPI) and Adriana Teresa Letorney (Visura), this exhibition includes 4 weeks in the gallery, management, curation support, and a budget which will contribute to the Printing and Framing of the exhibition. Valued at $6,000.
3. RESIDENCY: An invitation to the Visura Lodge in Stowe, Vermont for a 7-day Residency, which includes accommodations during the month of May or June 2018. (Travel, food, and transportation is not included). Valued at over $2,000.
4.MENTORSHIP: An invitation for a Six-month Dual Mentorship with both Visura Founder Adriana Teresa and UPI Cofounder Laura Roumanos (valued at $3000), covering: 1) The design and presentation of the recipients' personal website via Visura; 2) One monthly 60-minute editorial online consultation review for the duration of the mentorship; 3) Consultations on Future Exhibition opportunities, partnership strategy, budgeting, grant writing and production advice with Laura Roumanos.

 

Rovers North is a privately held Land Rover parts dealer located in Westford, Vermont, United States. The company supports all original Land Rover models specializing in the Defender, Series II and III. They offer the entire range of Land Rover Genuine Parts direct from Land Rover UK, as well as publish North America's largest Land Rover publication, Rovers Magazine. Rovers North has been a direct distributor of Land Rover Genuine Parts since 1985.

United Photo Industries is a New York-based non-profit organization whose mission is to promote a wider understanding and increased access to the art of photography by providing physical platforms and opportunities for Visual Artists to present high-quality, challenging, visual storytelling worldwide.

Visura.co is a technology platform that efficiently empowers and connects professional individuals and organizations worldwide in the photography, film, media, and art industry. Its members can build a profile with a blog and websites interconnected to a private network and public newsfeed. Visura's mission is to increase the quality, value, and diversity of professional content, talent and opportunity using a merit-based system.