Society for Photographic Education / Deadline: 07/01/12
The Society for Photographic Education is pleased to announce The SPE Art Sinsabaugh SPE Creative Artist Project Support Grant to recognize professional members' exceptional creative photographic work and support their efforts. The award of $5,000 will be granted to one member in 2012, its pilot year. This is a new benefit for members and has been noted as a goal of SPE' strategic plan drafted in 2011.
Submit online at http://spenational.slideroom.com. Deadline: July 1, 2012 11:59 PM EST.
The National Office will confirm eligibility of candidates and prepare the applications for review by a designated peer panel. The peer panel will review the applications, and rank them, to select the recipient and two alternates. Each juror will use numerical rankings and will be asked to identify the applicant they each feel should be funded.
Current professional level (non-student) members of SPE are eligible to apply. The grant was created to support a new project, or to continue an existing project in traditional still photography, digital video/film, multimedia, installation, or work created for the web.
Applications should include:
• a description of no more than 1000 words describing the project and how the grant will be used
• examples of work, to be uploaded to SPE's SlideRoom account
• current summary CV of no more than 2 pages
The $5000 grant will be awarded in September, 2012 and the recipient will be announced at the 2013 national conference in Chicago. The funded project will be showcased or included as content in the subsequent national conference.
Funding is to be provided from an external source. If the pilot year of 2012 is evaluated as a success by the SPE national board, and if external funding continues to be available, the grant will be continued beyond the pilot year.
Officers of the organization - national and regional - including the Board of Directors, the Awards and Recognition Committee (ARC), and the selection committee, are not eligible for consideration during their tenure.