Getty Images and iStock Launch Cash Grant Programs Worth $20,000


COVID-19 and the economic crisis that has swept the globe has left many photographers and artists looking for work in order to survive.

Photo by Ready Made from Pexels.

While Getty Images is known for its grants program (one that the organization claims has awarded some $USD 1.3 million since its inception), 2020 presents unique challenges for us all and they would like to help those creators that they can.

That’s why Getty and iStock have partnered for the Getty Images & iStock Creative Bursary, a contest where the first prize nets the winner $USD 10,000, second place gets $USD 7,000, and third place receives $USD 3,000. Those are some pretty big numbers for some of us. So what is the contest looking for in its winning submissions?

“The Getty Images & iStock Creative Bursary calls for content that breaks creative and visual boundaries as we forge down this new and unprecedented path the world finds itself on. How this looks is up to the creator – from climate impacts to the political climate, to the changing face of family and personal identity, to the concept of human identity overall ‑ with the world being held to account by future generations. We are looking to the emerging creative community to define this visually with a pioneering approach, inherent optimism, hope and fresh vision. We are seeking ground‑breaking photography, inspiring illustration, or moving short films ‑ we want commercial imagery that describes how we could reshape and redefine the world in which we live.”

Of course, there are some more concrete specifics – like being an “emerging creator” – that you can read up about by clicking this link here and heading over to the contest FAQs.

Let us know what you think of this story in the comments section below and be sure to forward this story on to someone you know that could use one of these grants.

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