Apply for Arab Documentary Photography Programme


Deadline: 1 May 2019

The Arab Fund for Art and Culture (AFAC) and the Prince Claus Fund, in partnership with the Magnum Foundation, have announced the sixth cycle of the Arab Documentary Photography Programme (ADPP).

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The focus of the Programme is to support compelling non-stereotypical and unconventional visual documentation of important social issues and narratives relevant to the Arab region.

In recognition to the image’s power to document, educate and advocate, the ADPP will also explore ways by which documentary photography can reach out to wider audiences and engage with them in a compelling and impactful ways. Photographers may propose to work in a range of non-fiction narrative styles, from classic documentary photography to more experimental visual storytelling, and may propose to include audio and video elements.

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Objectives

  • To raise the level of creative documentary photography in the Arab region;
  • To train photographers and expand their approaches to visual storytelling;
  • To share strong visual narratives from the Arab region regionally and internationally;
  • To explore wider access to documentary photography and a more active engagement with its audiences

Eligible Expenses

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This USD 5.000 production grant shall be used to cover the artist fees, any needed production equipment cost, any research costs, travel and other expenses related to the production. Additionally, the grant covers per diem (when on location) and visa fees associated with attendance of the two workshops. (Note: Travel and accommodation costs related to the workshops will be covered directly by ADPP). Grant funds will be used solely for the undertaking of the described photography project and not for any other purpose.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This grant is open to Arab applicants mainly those living and working in the Arab region, irrespective of age, years of experience, ethnicity, gender or religion. Exceptions are made for Arab applicants who had to flee their home countries during the past six years (since 2012) due to political unrest. Their projects must however be related to the region.
  • Professional and emerging photographers are eligible to apply. Photographers who have not specialized in documentary photography will be considered as long as the proposed work is documentary in nature.
  • Technical familiarity with photography is required. Journalists or activists who have not had experience with photography are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be comfortable using English for all communication and in person discussions. The workshops and communication will be conducted in English. Translation can be provided during the workshops.
  • Applicants must be independent, i.e. not currently working under any “work for hire” agreements, and should have full copyright ownership of the work they produce.

Ineligible Candidates

AFAC will not consider applications submitted by:

  • Members of the Board of Trustees, their business partners or family members.
  • AFAC staff members, their business partners or family members.
  • Members of the current year’s jurors committees.
  • Recipients of two consecutive grants unless two years had passed since the last grant (e.g. If a grantee had received two grants in 2016 and 2017, s/he can apply again in 2020).
  • Applicants with a current open grant.
  • Each applicant is entitled to only one application in the same category.
  • If an applicant has an application that is in process, s/he cannot submit another application in any category until the result of the current application in process is announced.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit https://princeclausfund.org/open-call-arab-documentary-photography-programme

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