Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky and the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival are requesting submissions for the 2018 Burtynsky Grant—a $5,000 annual grant to support a Canadian artist in the creation of a photobook. Burtynsky generously donated his 2016 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts to create the grant and foster the careers of emerging Canadian artists.
This grant is intended to support photo-based artists who are in the advanced stages of developing a photobook. The jury is looking for submissions from those that have created a book dummy, are currently seeking funding to work with a publisher or to self-publish, and who have had little to no prior opportunity to publish a photobook. The winner will be announced at the end of May 2018, in addition to a list of honourable mentions.
2017 - The Broadbent Sisters, A Telepathic Book
2016 - Aaron Friend Lettner, Doorways
Deadline April 30, 2018
Please submit the following as a PDF by a file hosting service (eg. WeTransfer or Dropbox) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Hardcopy submissions are also welcome in person or by mail at the applicant’s expense; please deliver to our office at the address below. You must be a Canadian citizen or resident to be eligible.
- Minimum ten (10) spreads of your book dummy that best communicate your project and vision for publication
- Project statement about your photobook and how you would use the grant funding (ie. rough budget details)
- Expressions of interest from publishers, and/or other publishing grants, if available
- CV and/or artist statement
For questions, please email email@example.com.