Renowned Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky and the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival are accepting submissions for the 2017 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 of $25,000 to create the grant and foster the careers of Canadian artists.
This grant is intended to support artists who are in the advanced stages of developing a photobook. The jury - Edward Burtynsky, Sara Knelman (writer, curator and assistant professor, School of Image Arts at Ryerson University), Maxine Proctor (director and co-founder, Toronto Art Book Fair), and Marcus Schubert (Director of Media, Publications & Exhibits, Burtynsky Studios) - 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 experience publishing a photobook. The winner will be announced at the end of May 2017.
Deadline May 15, 2017
Hardcopy submissions must be dropped off in person by 5pm to 80 Spadina Ave, Suite 205;
Mailed hardcopy submissions must be postmarked no later than May 15;
Digital submissions accepted until midnight EST.
Please submit the following as a PDF by a file hosting service (eg. WeTransfer or Dropbox) to email@example.com. 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 a book dummy that best communicate your project and vision for publication
- Project statement about your photobook and how you would use the grant funding
- Expressions of interest from publishers, if available, and/or details on any other publishing grants or funding received
- CV and/or artist statement
For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
80 Spadina Ave, Suite 205
Toronto, ON M5V2J4
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