Getty Continues Grants, Adjusts Schedule and Terms

Posted on 11/12/2009 by Julia Dudnik Stern | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Despite the economic doom-and-gloom, Getty Images announced that its coveted grants programs will continue in 2010. Editorial grants will continue to support work focusing on social, political and cultural causes, while Getty’s newer program, Grants for Good, will support collaborations between creatives and nonprofits. Some minor changes have been made to the programs’ structure.

In 2010, Getty’s editorial grants program will award a total of five professional-level $20,000 grants and four student grants of $5,000 each. Unlike previous years, all of these grants will be awarded at the same time and announced at the September Visa pour l’Image photojournalism festival in Perpignan, France. The application deadline is May 1.

Grants for Good now requires creative agency involvement. According to Getty, “this change ensures that all grant proposals will benefit from an agency’s strategic guidance as to how the imagery will be used by the nonprofit.” Each of the two $15,000 grants will cover both photographer and agency fees, to be shared equally in the collaboration that benefits a nonprofit of their choice.  Application deadline for this program is March 1; winners will be announced in June at the Cannes Lions.

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