The Biennial Grant

The Biennial Grant

Deadline: November 22, 2020
Entry Fee: from $30 to $50
Prizes: $3,000

The Biennial´s Grant has been conceived to fund and support photographers working on documentary, editorial, and fine art projects.

The Biennial’s Grant is open for applications one or twice a year, and it is aimed to fund your photography project expenses through 6 months with a monthly stipend.

Eligibility & What to Submit

Worldwide. Established photographers, professional, amateurs and students. Age requirement: > 15 yo. By students we mean all type of students, of any career, not only arts, and including university and postgraduate students. A professional photographers is defined as anyone who earns more than 50 percent of her/his annual income from photography.

Planned or unfinished project as well as ongoing and finished to be promoted, are entitled to be submitted. For the purposes of this Grant a project is defined as a planned set of interrelated images to be executed (or already executed) over a fixed period. The type and theme is open: all projects are viable: editorial or photojournalism, documentary, fine art, wild life, nature, landscapes, street photography, portraits, environmental, alternative processes including the manufacturing of reality, etc. Images can be in color or B& and W or a mix of both, provided it is a coherent body of work.

A project submitted should consist of a set of 8 to 20 images, accompanied by an artist’s CV and a project description and/or statement.

Up to three projects can be submitted provided they are different body of works. Second and third projects have significant lower application fees.


  • Recipient of the Grant US$ 3,000

The Grant is payable is six consecutive monthly stipends of US$ 500 each, starting 30 days after the announcement of the recipient.

Recipient and Shortlisted photographers will be invited to be part of the Biennial’s Grant Community of Recognized Photographers, exchanging ideas with us and the other members, about the evolution of this Biennial’s Grant.

Jurors & Announcement Dates

The Grant Recipient, Runner Ups and Shortlisted will be juried by the curators’ team of the Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography led by Julio Hirsch-Hardy, Biennial’s Artistic Director.

Announcement and publishing of the shortlist, and the recipient of the grant: On or before End of September, 2020

Results will be announced by email to all submitters, in this site and to the media. All shortlisted projects as well as the project of the Grant Recipient will be published including all images and statements (one entire page for each shortlisted headed by the project of the Grant Recipient).

Entry Fees

  • Professional photographers
    US$ 50 the first project (8 to 20 images)
  • Amateur photographers
    US$ 40 the first project
  • Students
    U$S 30 per project (proof of student ID required)

Each additional Project, in any of the 3 sections (Pro, Non-Pro, Students): US$ 15.

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