Recently, Alexia Executive Administrator Jim Dooley spoke with D.J. Clark of The University of Bolton in Beijing on the podcast Multimedia Week about the foundation and our upcoming grants.
“If you don’t know The Alexia Foundation,” D.J. Clark tells his listeners at the start of the podcast, “you should do. It’s one of the few but very high quality grant giving organizations that supports photojournalists and multimedia journalists to do major projects.”
In the podcast, Dooley speaks about some of the tremendous work The Alexia Foundation has had the opportunity to support, like Tim Matsui’s The Long Night and Mary F. Calvert’s Missing in Action: Homeless Women Veterans. Dooley tells Clark how important our mantra, photography that drives change, is to us, and how we look for projects that embody that idea.
Dooley, as well, explains the requirements for applications, including the kind of work we look to support, the way we balance our goal of supporting photojournalism with new forms of storytelling, and how to apply. He urges those interested to spend time with our website, where one can view every project that has ever won, as well as the proposal that made it possible.
Learn more and listen to the full podcast here: multimediaweek.net/e/ep89-alexia-foundation-grants/
Applications for our 2017 Grants open for submission on Jan. 2. The deadline for the Professional Grant is Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Student Grant deadline is Feb. 14 at 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Learn more about our Grants at alexiafoundation.org/grants