Yoo hoo…Calling all social justice photographers :)

Calling all social justice photograhers!Hello again, Artsy and Socially Aware folks 🙂  Check THIS out: up to $30,000 available!  LOI due by April 3rd, 2013.  The Open Society Foundations Audience Engagement Grant supports photographers to take an existing body of work on a social justice or human rights issue and devise an innovative and effective way of using that work as a tool for social change. They are looking for projects that serve as interventions on pressing problems and provide concrete ways for photographers, organizations, and their target audiences to create a positive impact.

They are interested in well-designed projects that:

  • inspire audiences visually and create meaningful interactions with photographic content
  • utilize photography as the basis for programming or tools that move people beyond the act of looking and directly involve them in activities or processes that lead to concrete forms of social change
  • provide deeper, more nuanced understanding of human rights and social justice issues
  • pairs photographers with organizations that are currently working on related issues and connected to the target audience

Each year, the Foundation awards five to eight grants ranging from $10,000-$30,000. Grant funds cannot be used to shoot a new body of work.  Selected projects will closely align with the work of the Open Society Foundations, and they will facilitate contact with relevant foundation staff and grantees.

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