UNSTUCK Photography Grant

Winners will be announced in September 2021

Photo courtesy of Mia Collis. From the series Sunday Best at Weekend Studio

UNSTUCK Photography Grant

Are you working on an exciting project that you are struggling to bring to completion because you lack sufficient resources? Did the pandemic or your economic situation derail your photographic production? We have good news to share! UNSTUCK can help move your project forward.

UNSTUCK is aimed at helping you realize your vision. Magenta Foundation in partnership with visual artist Jean-François Bouchard, is offering a production grant to get your project to the finish line.

We are calling upon ALL lens-based practitioners; those working with mixed media and those with a formal and traditional approach.

Applicants are encouraged to submit a story, rather than singles, as part of the grant application. This new opportunity aims to target the creation of works in progress and bring them to realization. We are looking for projects which are already in the development phase that will benefit from financial resources.

A total of $10,000 CAD will be awarded.

1st Place: $5000 CAD
2nd Place: $3000 CAD
3rd Place: $2000 CAD

This is an All Inclusive International Call for Submissions.

Applications begin March 18, 2021 and end May 28, 2021. The final results will be announced in September 2021, at unstuckphoto.com

Judging Criteria

We are looking for career based photographers, who have a personal body of work in progress that need support to bring the project to fruition.

As an artist you must have at least 5 years of working and exhibition experience. Your CV will determine your eligibility.

We would like to see original bodies of work, cohesively telling a narrative or story. This work could have been started before the pandemic and became stuck because assistance was no longer available. However, pandemic related work is not part of this grant platform.

This grant is about supporting photographers who need HELP to finish their project and will NOT be awarded towards the creation of a new project.

You will be allowed 12 uploads: 10 images + 2 PDFs. Submissions should include:

  1. A series of up to 10 images
  2. Your CV (1 PDF submitted with your images)
  3. Your Project Details (1 PDF submitted with your images). You must include the following:
    • An overview of your project (max. 500 words)
    • Tell us what stage this project is at and what you need to move ahead.
    • Do tell us how would this opportunity be transformative for your project that is stuck. (max. 500 words)

If you’re confused about the process please watch this short video.

The Jury

Jean-François Bouchard, Canada

Kris Graves, United States

KIM Sunyoung, South Korea

Jamal Nxedlana, South Africa

Raquel Villar-Pérez, United Kingdom

Entry deadline

May 28, 2021 12:00 AM

Entry fee

$20 for up to 10 images