Application Period: Begins Monday, March 12th, 2012
Deadline: Friday, May 18th, 2012 at 11:59 pm Mountain Time
Grant Information & Eligibility Requirements
The Aaron Siskind Foundation (ASF) is offering a limited number of
Fellowship grants of up to $10,000 each, for individual artists working
in photography and photo-based art. Recipients are selected by a panel
of distinguished guest judges on the basis of artistic excellence,
accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievement in the
medium in its widest sense. The Foundation seeks to support
artists/photographers who demonstrate a serious commitment to the field,
who are professionally active or employed in the field.
Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents of the United
States, who reside in the U.S., and who are at least 21 years of age.
Recipients must provide legal proof of eligibility and a verifiable
social security number.
Who May Not Apply: Students enrolled in a college degree program (Recent
graduates are eligible to apply). Previous IPF Recipients are not being
considered for new awards at this time.
Eligible Work: There are no restrictions on subject matter, genres or
processes of past or projected work. Works submitted may be traditional
photography projects or experimental works; Photographic techniques must
be pivotal to the works submitted.
Examples of Non-Eligible Work: Film, Video; Internet projects, interactive multimedia.
Fellowship recipients will be notified in the summer of 2012. Names of
recipients and panelists will be announced shortly thereafter. The
decisions of the Aaron Siskind Foundation and its designated judging
panel as to who receives fellowship support will be final, private, and
without appeal. As required by law, award funds must be used to further
the artist’s creative endeavors. Recipients will be asked to provide a
summary of the uses to which award funds are put. These funds will
taxable to recipients in Tax Year 2012.
Application Information & Guidelines
Applicants must apply through CaFÉ at www.CallForEntry.org™.
Applications will not be accepted by any other delivery method.
Applications that are incomplete or not received by the deadline will
not receive consideration. We recommended submitting well in advance to
avoid technical problems.
A completed application consists of the following information & files:
Images/Work Samples: A portfolio of eight (8) digital images showing
representative, recent work. If your work is best communicated visually
by showing its physical or installed nature, or aspects of detail, use
one or more of the eight mages for that purpose.
Exactly eight (8) digital image files must be submitted, no more and no less.
All images must be formatted to the following specifications in order to upload them successfully into the system.
Dimensions: 1920 pixels on the longest side
File Format: Save all images as BASELINE Standard JPEG. Do not save as a Progressive JPEG.
File Size: JPEGs must be under 1.8 MB.
Color space: Save images in an RGB color space, preferably sRGB.
Click here for a step-by-step image formatting guide available as PDF.
Text descriptors for each image: Title, Medium, Year, Dimensions
(Note: There are also fields for image “Value” and “Description”. The
ASF does not use this information in our review process. $0.00 can be
entered for a Value. Description can be left blank. Whatever you enter
in these fields — will not be seen by jurors.)
Statement: (350 words/2000 characters, maximum) The purpose of the
statement is to give the panel a better understanding of your work while
they are viewing it. It should be clear, concise and relate to the
works that you are submitting.
Career summary, artist’s resumé or short bio: (500 words maximum)