The Robert Giard Grant for Emerging LGBTQ+ Photographers supports the creation of work by emerging LGBTQ+ photographers whose projects address issues of sexuality, gender, or LGBTQ+ identity.
“Photography is par excellence a medium expressive of our mortality, holding up, as it does, one time for the contemplation of another time. This motif infuses all portrait photography with a special poignancy. It is my wish that tomorrow, when a viewer looks into the eyes of the subjects of these pictures, he or she will say in a spirit of wonder, ‘These people were here; like me, they lived and breathed.’ So too will the portraits respond, ‘We were here; we existed. This is how we were.’”
— Robert Giard
Queer|Art is pleased to announce a new partnership with The Robert Giard Foundation to provide Queer|Art’s first international grant of $10,000 to support the creation of work by emerging LGBTQ+ photographers. The newly established Robert Giard Grant for Emerging LGBTQ+ Photographers is made possible entirely through support provided by The Robert Giard Foundation. Applications are open September 30 - November 24, and the grant will be awarded in March 2020.
Previously known as The Robert Giard Fellowship (2008-2018), the newly relaunched grant is named in honor of photographer Robert Giard (1939-2002), a portrait, landscape, and figure photographer whose work focused on LGBTQ+ lives and issues. In partnership with Queer|Art, the grant focuses on supporting emerging LGBTQ+ photographers whose projects address issues of sexuality, gender, or LGBTQ+ identity. The award has also increased from $7,500 to $10,000.
Funds can be requested to support new or ongoing work at any stage of development.
APPLICATIONS OPEN - SEPTEMBER 30, 2019
COMPLETE APPLICATION - NOVEMBER 24, 2019
What information does the application require?
- Contact info, narrative bio, and headshot
- Synopsis of project and strategy for development
- Work samples (15-18 images)
- 2 professional references
What is required in the synopsis and budget?
1. Description of the project and the process by which it will be made. (Up to 400 words) *Required
2. What is your timeline for completing the work and strategy for its development? (Up to 150 words) * Required
3. Are there any additional aspects of this work you would like the judging panel to know? (Up to 150 words) *Not required
Budget (one page, uploaded as PDF):
Your budget should account for how the work will be made (you do not need to include presentation costs). If the cost of production exceeds the grant amount, please indicate within the budget any confirmed funding you have received or additional funding you anticipate that will enable you to complete this project.