The Alexia Foundation is pleased to announce the call for entries for our 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant which will provide a $25,000 grant for a project to be produced on a significant issue involving and affecting women.
We invite proposals from any photojournalist anywhere in the world. We will begin accepting applications today, April 1, 2014. The deadline for submission is June 30, 2014.
A $25,000 grant for a project to be produced on a significant issue involving and affecting women
Unlike the first Women’s Initiative grant, which specifically focused on abuse of women in the United States, this call for entries is intended to permit the photographer to propose a serious documentary photographic or multimedia project encompassing any issue involving women anywhere in the world.
While considering the idea of women’s issues, several themes have been suggested, including femininity and the culture of abuse; women making a difference, leading, changing things for the better; gender inequality; the direct connection to women and education, and the impact on birth rates, health of children and the productivity of the women; gender discrimination, women in leadership, women in the military, mental health issues. They are by no means intended to influence proposals, but they may help photographers start thinking about this topic. They are, in fact, just general themes.
The Alexia Foundation’s main purpose is to encourage and help photojournalists create stories that drive change. While our traditional grant guidelines put no limits on the subject matter for grant proposals, a number of proposals about women’s rights in the last few years have been so powerful that we have been compelled to create a grant specifically on issues relating to women.
We will notify the winner by email or telephone by Sept. 1, 2014.
The winner will have six months or until March 1, 2015 to complete the project.
Learn more about the 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant here.