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Photo Artfolio Inspiring Photographer Grant
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Entry Deadline: 9/12/23
Application Closed
Number of Applications Allowed: 3

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $25.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 10, Maximum:Max. 20
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 10, Maximum:Max. 20
Call Type: Photography
Eligibility: International
State: Massachusetts

Extended Deadline! Photo Artfolio invites photographers worldwide to apply for our Photo Artfolio Inspiring Photographer Grant. Applications due September 12th, 2023.

Description: Photo Artfolio will award one photographer a $750 grant for a body of work we’re inspired by. Photographers should submit 10-20 images and there are no restrictions on subject matter. The grant welcomes submissions from diverse subject matters, embracing a wide range of themes, ideas, and perspectives. We encourage photographers to explore thought-provoking, innovative, and visually captivating approaches that challenge and expand the current cultural, social, or aesthetic discourse. We welcome not only experimental and unconventional work but also recognize the value of skillfully crafted images that showcase the beauty and power of representation. Images should hold together and both provoke and excite viewers. We strive to foster an inclusive environment that values creativity and welcomes all photographers, regardless of their preferred style or genre with the exception of AI-generated work. The winning photographer and body of work will be awarded $750 and be featured here on Photo Artfolio.

CALENDAR: Applications close Tuesday, September 12th, 2023 at 11:59pm MST. Photographers will receive notification of acceptance by Tuesday, November 7th, 2023 when our winning photographer’s work will be published in our online gallery.

AWARD: Winning photographer will receive $750 to be used however they deem appropriate.

ENTRY FEE: Application fee is $25 and includes up to 20 images in total. This nominal fee helps offset the costs of administering this grant so we can continue to support and fund photographers and their projects.

ELIGIBILITY: This call is open to photographers worldwide, both amateur and professional.

RULES: Photographers must submit a minimum of 10 images (with a maximum of 20) as well as a brief project description. You may submit multiple projects but each one is considered a new application and requires 10-20 images as well as the project's description. All work submitted must be original work created and owned by the submitting photographer. This call is open to all forms and categories of photography with the exception of AI-generated work.

ENTRY PROCEDURE: Application is done through CaFÉ. To apply for the grant, click on the "Apply Now" button above. If you have any questions, please contact us at

IMAGE PREPARATION: All images must be in JPEG format using CaFÉ guidelines. The image size must be 1,200 pixels or greater on the longest side. Maximum file size is 5 mb.

NOTIFICATION: Notification will be done by email and everyone who applies will be notified of the final selections. If for any reason you do not hear from us by the notification date, please check the filters in your email account or check your spam box. Notification emails are sent to the email on file with CaFÉ. Grant winner is final and our grant committee does not offer personal feedback to applicants.

SALES: All sales inquiries will be directed to the photographer’s website and photographers receive 100% of the sale of their work. Cash awards over $600 are subject to federal income tax withholding within the United States. A W-9 form must be filled out by the winner and submitted to Photo Artfolio.

REGULATIONS: By applying for our grants through CaFÉ you agree to be added to Photo Artfolio’s email list for forthcoming updates and artist opportunities. By submitting images, you agree that the images are your own work, that you own all rights to the images and that you take full responsibility for the content of all images, including the likeness of recognizable individuals. You will retain all rights to your work. Should you receive our grant, you give Photo Artfolio the right to display your image/s on our website, on social media, and wherever else we deem appropriate to help promote our online exhibitions. Photo Artfolio will always credit you wherever feasible. We will not use your image/s for any other purpose without your permission.


Application Requirements

Photographers should submit 10-20 images along with a brief project description. 

Eligibility Criteria

This call is open to photographers worldwide, both amateur and professional.