Posted on January 23, 2013
|Deadline: June 18, 2013
Open Society Foundations Invites Applications for Human Rights Photography Audience Engagement Grants
Open Society Foundations' Invites Applications for Human Rights Photography Audience Engagement Grants
The Open Society Foundations' Audience Engagement Grant program is designed to support photographers in taking an existing body of work on a social justice or human rights issue and devising an innovative and effective way of using that work as a tool for social change. The program seeks proposals for projects that will serve as interventions on pressing problems and provide concrete ways for photographers, organizations, and their target audiences to create a positive impact.
To be eligible, partnerships should include a photographer or curator/project organizer whose expertise is in the production or presentation of documentary photography, and an audience engagement partner(s) with expertise in a specific issue and existing connections to the target audience. Partnerships may also include a distribution partner with expertise in the dissemination or presentation method.
Projects should include an existing body of photographs that document a human rights or social justice issue (preference will be given to projects that address issues and geographical areas of concern to OSF); effective and innovative ideas for using photography to spark deeper engagement with a particular community on a social justice or human rights issue; well-designed dissemination strategies that are uniquely tailored to meet the needs and interests of a target audience; a detailed plan for engaging targeted audiences in concrete ways; and a clearly articulated theory of change that explains how the project will result in concrete solutions.
The program will provide between five to eight grants ranging from $10,000 to $30,000. Grant funds cannot be used to shoot new imagery.
Optional Letters of Intent may be submitted until April 3, 2013. Full applications are due June 18, 2013.
Visit the OSF Web site for complete program guidelines and application procedures.
Link to Complete RFP
Primary Subject: Civil and Human Rights
Geographic Funding Area: National
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