Getty Images has announced the guidelines for its 2011 Grants for Editorial Photography and Grants for Good programs.
The Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography program is designed to provide professional photographers with the creative freedom to create compelling social, political, and cultural stories. Both individual photographers and those who work as teams may apply for the program, which will award five grants of $20,000 each to as well as additional resources such as project execution guidance from Getty Images photo editors and support from the Getty Images communications team. Applications will be accepted online beginning April 1, 2011, with a deadline of May 1, 2011. (Please note: The May 1 deadline is for professional photographers only; Getty Images will announce guidelines for student photographers later in the year.)
The Getty Images Grants for Good program is designed to support photographers/filmmakers and communications professionals who use imagery to promote positive change in the world. The program will award two grants of $15,000 each to cover photographer, filmmaker, and agency costs as they create compelling new imagery for the nonprofit of their choice. Teams or groups of photographers or filmmakers may apply for the grants in 2011. The application deadline is March 1, 2011.
Visit the Getty Images Web site for complete grant program guidelines and to access the online application system.