Pamila Matharu, adjacencies, 2020. Mixed media, installation view. Photo credit: Durham Art Gallery, variable dimensions.
Deadline extended! Apply by September 7, 2021.
CONTACT is requesting submissions for the 2021 Burtynsky Grant—a $5,000 annual grant to support a Canadian artist in the creation of a photobook.
In 2016, photographer Edward Burtynsky and CONTACT established the Burtynsky Grant to foster the creation of photobooks by Canadians. The grant supports photo-based artists who are at the advanced stages of developing a cohesive, rigorous body of work presented in book form.
Please submit the following as a PDF by a file hosting service (eg. WeTransfer or Dropbox) to email@example.com by September 7, 2021.
– 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
Please note that CONTACT staff are working remotely and cannot accept hardcopy submissions. Thank you for your understanding. For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since its inception, The Burtynsky Grant has supported a range of exceptional photobooks by Canadian and international independent publishers.
Pamila Matharu, Index: Some of All Parts. Forthcoming.
Leyla Godfrey, Four Walls With No Entrance
Esmond Lee, Below the City
Laurence Philomene, Puberty
Teresa Eng, China Dream. Published 2019 by Skinnerboox.
Valerian Mazataud, Liwa Mairin
Luis Mora, Say it with Flowers
Heather Rattray, 98 Ways to Say Very Good
Birthe Piontek, Abendlied. Published 2019 by Gnomic Book.
Eve Tagny, Lost Love
Ian Willms, We Shall See
The Broadbent Sisters, A Telepathic Book. Self-published in 2018.
Aaron Friend Lettner, Doorways. Published 2017 by Anchorless Press.