The Firecracker Photographic Grant is an annual award providing funding for a female photographer to aid with the completion of a documentary photographic project.
Through a combination of self-initiated fundraising and with the generous support of Genesis Imaging, the Grant fund is a minimum financial contribution of £2,000 plus credit of professional printing, mounting and framing services from Genesis Imaging.
Applications are open to women photographers born or residing in Europe and submissions are judged by an independent panel of industry specialists from a cross section of disciplines and sectors, including picture editors, commissioners, art buyers and gallerists.
Submissions are subject to a £10 application fee, with all funding contributing to the Grant total.
Firecracker is a platform dedicated to supporting women photographers.
Despite many fantastic women working with photographic media, the industry continues to be dominated by male counterparts.
Firecracker assists the promotion of women photographers by showcasing their work in a series of monthly online gallery features. Photographers are brought to their attention via a network of industry professionals and guest curator spots from high profile individuals.
The Firecracker Photographic Grant is currently open for 2017 submissions until 1st August.
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