Deadline: 30 June 2019
It is not just a grant: it’s an opportunity to shape a national conversation about problems, solutions, and how to find common ground. Join their developing project as a founding artist!
They are seeking to support women, transgender, and non-binary artists whose processes are rooted in community engagement and collaboration. Projects will re-frame issues and highlight underrepresented narratives that resist and interrogate social and political landscapes while promoting empathy and unity.
We, Women believes photographs are only the beginning of a creative and socially-minded process. Thus, they will support work that is rooted in collaboration, blurring the lines between the author, photographed community, and audience. They welcome a range of artistic and documentary approaches including photography, video, interactive technology, and the use of historical archives.
They are looking for projects that:
- Respond to the misogyny, racism, bigotry, and divisiveness that is being magnified in the current political climate
- Move beyond insular and polarized conversations and create pathways for dialogue and action
- Promote a reconsideration of how art and media are currently produced and consumed
- Amplify a commitment to inclusion, diversity, and self-representation
- Resist, interrogate, or change how issues are understood and addressed
- Up to 20 community engagement projects in 20 different states will be showcased locally and nationally in a traveling exhibition that will begin touring the country in the Fall of 2020. We, Women projects will also be featured on their website.
- Though rooted in specific locations, each project will serve as a case study for broader issues that impact multiple communities across the United States. By virtually and physically showing this work, they enable a broader demographic to see themselves reflected in these projects, learn about new perspectives, and see connections across geography and topics.
- Over several years, they aim to support additional projects across the United States, D.C., and Puerto Rico, tracking issues across time, location, and political leadership.
- A cash grant of $5,000-$10,000 for the continuation of existing work or the creation of a new project in a community they have a demonstrated commitment to;
- Mentorship and production support from We, Women leaders, project partners, and advisors;
- Promotion and marketing of projects;
- We, Women exhibition at Photoville Fall 2020; and
- Inclusion in a traveling nationwide exhibition with concurrent programming beginning Fall 2020.
Possible Topics Include
- Gun Control, Immigration, Criminal Justice, Climate and the Environment, Political Participation/Voter Suppression/Disenfranchisement, Education, Healthcare, Housing, Jobs and the Economy, Indigenous Rights, Religion and Religious Freedom, and Substance Abuse.
- Artists can also focus on cross-cutting issues such as gender, race, class, sexuality, age, ethnicity, religion, and ability.
- Artists will receive funding in late 2019 for projects completed by Fall 2020.
- Women, transgender, and non-binary artists whose processes are rooted in community engagement and collaboration.
- Demonstrated longstanding commitment to the issue and/or community in which applicant propose to work
- Feasible project with tangible goals
- Project includes the community applicant are working with as collaborators not “subjects”
- Collaborations between artists are accepted, provided that all team members are women, transgender, or non-binary. Please submit one application per project.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can apply via their online form given on the website.
For more information, please visit https://www.wewomenphoto.com/apply