Call for Community Engagement & Collaborative Photo-based Projects from Women, Transgender, and Non-binary Artists


We, Women

FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & COLLABORATIVE PHOTO-BASED PROJECTS Do you have bold ideas for a photo-based project that redefines how we understand and respond to urgent issues in the United States today? We, Women is not just a grant: it’s an opportunity to shape a national conversation about problems, solutions, and how to find common ground. Join our developing project as a founding artist!

We 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 prioritizes artists of color and supports individuals from all spectrums of identity, including religion, sexual orientation, age, ability, and socio-economic status.

The first phase of this developing project will feature up to 20 projects in key states and a mobile national exhibition starting in late 2020.


  • 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.
  • We, Women exhibition at Photoville Fall 2020.
  • Inclusion in a traveling nationwide exhibition with concurrent programming beginning Fall 2020.

The first round of our open call will close on June 30, 2019.
Read the full guidelines here.


Final selection will be made by members of our advisory committee.

Opportunity Opens

Monday, Jun 10th 2019

Opportunity Closes

Sunday, Jun 30th 2019, 11:45pm

Application Location

External Site
MN Artists