Traditional cultural and family norms can often overshadow expression of LGBTQ+ identity. At the same time, the modern definition of family has expanded to include any configuration of individuals who provide support for one another.
This year’s creative grant, Chosen Family, will provide financial support and mentorship to three artists who are authentically showcasing and exploring celebrations, events and actions across a broad range of people and groups that are part of ‘chosen families’, outside of stereotypical Pride celebration imagery. This includes new family norms and cultural traditions as they relate to LGBTQ+ communities around the world. A ‘chosen family’ is defined by those who have intentionally come together, whether legally recognized or not, to embrace, nurture, love, and support each other regardless of blood or marriage.
- One first place recipient: US $10,000
- One second place recipient: US $7,000
- One third place recipient: US $3,000
- One Getty Images LGBTQ Alliance ERG recipient (chosen by the Getty Images LGBTQ Alliance): $5,000
- In addition to the grant funding, you will have the option to have your content (up to 20 images/videos) created for this Grant marketed and distributed worldwide to third parties via Getty Images’ distribution channels. In such instance, Getty Images will pay you a 100% royalty on the applicable net license fees in accordance with a separate contributor agreement to be entered into with Getty Images.
- You will also receive mentorship and guidance from a Getty Images Art Director and a feature about your completed project.
- Contact and Communication: Grant judges and/or Getty Images employees may contact grant applicants for further communication relating to the grant application.
- Insurance Coverage: Released Entities nor their insurers provide coverage to grant winners while they are pursuing their grant projects.
- Intellectual Property: No materials and ideas contained within the application will be used by Getty Images or grant judges for any purpose other than the grant review and selection process and for publicity.
- Applicants retain the copyrights to any imagery submitted for the judges’ review, and to any imagery they produce in their grant project.
- No Manipulation of Creative Imagery: With respect to creative imagery submissions, your portfolio may not contain imagery that have been manipulated – either digitally or through staging – in violation of generally accepted professional standards.
- Only digital submissions via the Submittable website to Getty Images will be accepted. Prints, books, slides or transparencies or other such materials will not be reviewed by judges nor returned to applicant. The online submission must include: a 200-500-word summary of the project proposal and an inspirational mood board. The proposals must be in English.
- The Getty Images Creative Bursary is open to individuals who (i) are of a country or jurisdiction in which the competition fully satisfies all legal requirements for a contest of this nature; (ii) are of legal age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence as of date of entry; and (iii) is an emerging photographer or videographer. For purposes of this grant, an “emerging photographer/videographer” is one who is new to photography/videography and has been pursuing it as a career for less than five years.
- The bursary competition is void outside those jurisdictions and where prohibited by law.
- Applicants can apply as individuals or teams. Employees of Getty Images, Verizon, and their parent and affiliate companies, subsidiaries, partners, and each of their respective immediate families (parents, children, siblings, spouse) or members of the same household (whether related or not) of such employees/officers/directors are not eligible to enter. Contributors to Getty Images who are not employees are eligible. Any party on a grant application may appear on only one grant application per year.
For more information, visit https://grants.gettyimages.com/en/grants/chosen-family