Applications invited for Social Documentary Photography Grant 2019

Applications invited for Social Documentary Photography Grant 2019

Organization: Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts & Communication

Event Duration: 15 Sep. 2019 - 15 Sep. 2019

Apply By: 15 Aug 2019

About the organization

Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts & Communication was founded in 2003 as an institute of media arts and mass communication in Delhi, with the desire to shape generations of media professionals who can think creatively, work consciously and communicate powerfully. A decade on, their belief in our vision is strengthened by their students, who have paved successful careers in fields as diverse as advertising, public relations, photography, film making, sound design.

Event description

In a world plagued with political and religious conflict, environmental tragedies and grave socio-economic disparity, the genre of social documentary photography is more relevant than ever before. Our country is facing its own set of challenges and issues that need to be chronicled. Rather than simply accepting problems, stepping over them, or averting our eyes, solutions can be discussed and strategies formulated when they are acknowledged. It is paramount for all of us as world citizens to spur into action and create work that reflects our concerns. With this objective in mind, The MurthyNAYAK Foundation (MNF) in association with Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts and Communications (SACAC) is initiating a grant of INR 2,00,000 to be given to a South Asian Photographer under the age of 35 years working on a socially relevant theme.


  • The award is open to photographers under the age of 35 years from India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Nepal and Maldives.
  • The awards are for ongoing projects and not completed bodies of work.
  • Applicants must not hold any other fellowship/grant for the proposed project when applying.
  • The grant money has to be utilized in making the work and production of the exhibition.

Application Process

Project Statement & Biography:

  • The Artist Statement should not exceed 500 words. In this, the applicant should articulate their intentions and define the scope and reach of the project.
  • The applicant should clearly mention the stage their project has reached and why it needs financial support to conclude it.
  • The applicant must mention the exposure, if at all, this project has received across social media platforms and online magazines.
  • Please submit a biography of 100-150 words in a separate document.
  • Please submit 3 copies each of the artist statement & the biography.
  • All written documents must be submitted in typed format (not handwritten) on A4 sheets of paper.

Photographic Prints with Captions/Titles

  • Applicants must demonstrate evidence of their photographic ability by submitting 10 to 15 photographic prints, 12 inches on the longer side.
  • The photographic prints must be from the project for which the application is made. Submission of any other prints will make the grant application ineligible.
  • The photographic prints must be labeled using a sticker on the reverse. The labels must carry the following information: Name of applicant; Working Title of Project; Caption/Title of Photographic Print; Location; Date; Serial number/Order of sequence.
  • Applicants must submit a separate document that contains the following information about each image: caption/title, location, date.

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