Opportunities Category: Bursary



Chennai Photo Biennale Foundation in collaboration with the Diffusion Festival-Wales with the support of the British Council and Wales Arts International announces the Open Call for a grant for resident photographers and lens based artists from India and Wales to submit proposals on the theme – IMAGINING THE Read More

a-n Bursaries: Time Space Money Application Form

a-n The Artists Information Company is offering bursaries of £500 – £1,500 to help support those whose livelihoods have been impacted by Coronavirus Covid-19. We’re bringing the application process forward for the next round of a-n Artist Bursaries, and also working with Arts Council England to distribute £300,000 of financial support as part of the Read More

Arts Council: Covid-19 support for artists, freelancers, and creative practitioners

Ensuring the people and organisations that make up the arts, museums and libraries are protected during the coronavirus crisis is the number one priority.

Arts Council are making £160 million of emergency funding available for those organisations and individuals who will need it during this crisis, and they have also changed the funding requirements for individuals Read More

Firecracker Photographic Grant Covid-19

About the call

In light of the increasingly difficult circumstances faced by our freelance photographic community, this year’s Firecracker Photographic Grant is specifically tailored to support practitioners during the Covid_19 pandemic. Open to female and non binary photographers, the Grant will be a minimum contribution of £2000 which will be split into 4 individual funds of Read More

For U.S.based female artists over 40: AWAW Emergency Relief Grant

This program will distribute $250,000 in grants, up to $2,500 apiece, to women-identifying visual artists over the age of 40 who have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.


Anonymous Was A Woman (AWAW) has partnered with the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) to launch an emergency relief grant program to support artists impacted by Read More

For UK creative professionals: Arts Council’s financial support

Arts Council: Financial support for artists, creative practitioners and freelancers


Total fund

£20 million

Grant range

Up to £2,500


Creative practitioners whose main work is focused on these artforms and disciplines:

Visual Arts
Combined Arts
Museums practice
Libraries (activity that helps deliver the Universal Library Offers)

This work includes: choreographers, writers, translators, producers, editors, freelance educators in the disciplines and artforms we support, composers, directors, designers, Read More

Women Photograph COVID-19 Emergency Fund

Freelance photographers have already been hit hard by COVID-19 and will continue to be impacted by loss of assignments as we face this global health crisis. Many independent photojournalists have substandard access to healthcare and cannot afford to face prolonged loss of income.

This Emergency Fund is meant to provide a small amount of one-time support Read More

TPA/RPS Environmental Bursary

The Royal Photographic Society in partnership with The Photographic Angle is offering a 1-year bursary to support a photographic project that will promote environmental awareness. Applications are invited from anyone living or studying in the United Kingdom with a talent for taking photographs and an interest in the environmental concerns that we face today.

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RPS Postgraduate Bursary

As part of The RPS remit as an educational charity The RPS offer an annual bursary of £3,500 in support of a postgraduate student.

Applications are invited from postgraduate students on courses in photography or undertaking research in photography. Applications must be written in English if applying from abroad. Applicants can apply at any stage of Read More

Joan Wakelin Bursary

Administered by The Society in partnership with The Guardian. The Joan Wakelin Bursary offers £2000 for the production of a photographic essay on an overseas social documentary issue.

The Bursary was established in 2005 in memory of distinguished documentary photographer and Honorary Fellow of The Society, Joan Wakelin.

In addition to the funding you will also be Read More

Genesis Imaging Postgraduate Award 2020

Genesis are delighted to announce that the Genesis Postgraduate Award is back for the third year. The 2020 award is open to all students currently on a postgraduate course in the United Kingdom.

The award is a way of encouraging the next generation of arts practitioners, who have taken a leap to complete a postgraduate degree Read More

Autograph ABP: Call for event proposal

We’re inviting artists, photographers, writers, performers, musicians, curators and collaborators to propose an event or activity that explores cultural diversity, human rights and/or disability through creative practice.

Three proposals will be selected by Autograph’s programming team to take place at our building Rivington Place in Shoreditch, London between June 2019 – Feb 2020.

Deadline to apply is 9am Read More

GRAIN Bursary Award 2019

The bursary offers an award of £2,000 to support the making of new work in the rural West Midlands.  For this bursary opportunity we are seeking proposals from those who are interested in making new work in and with rural communities. The work must be made within a 12-month period of receiving the bursary award.

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a-n Artist Bursaries 2018

As part of our commitment to supporting artists, we are offering 65+ bursaries of between £500-£1,000 for self-directed professional development.

Who can apply: a-n Artist members, Joint (Artist and Arts Organiser) members.
What: 65+ bursaries between £500 – £1,000.
When: Activity taking place between 1 April – 31 December 2018.
Deadline for applications: 3pm, Monday 12 February 2018.


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Firecracker Photographic Grant

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, Read More

Bursaries for artists to explore wetlands and mosquitoes

We are looking for artists whose work can contribute to our knowledge and appreciation of wetlands and mosquitoes. By this we mean artworks, in any medium, that seek to influence our awareness, understanding, attitudes, emotions, values or behaviour towards them, and the ecological and social interactions that have brought them into being. This might Read More

RPS Postgraduate Bursary

As part of The Society’s remit as an educational charity we offer an annual bursary of £3,500 in support of a postgraduate student studying in the UK or abroad.

This bursary is now open.  The closing date for all applications is the 30th of June 2017.As part of The Society’s remit as an educational charity we Read More