Stories we tell, stories we show : photo-textual strategies in the renewal of narrative formats

The Institute’s Grant aims to develop, share and compare diverse approaches to photography – the history of photography, images anthropology, visual studies and plastic arts research.
Doctoral students, university or independent researchers, exhibition curators and artists wishing to carry out a new project – study, publication, exhibition or art works – responding to the announced theme are invited to apply.
Four annual grants of 15.000 euros will be awarded for the time required to research, design and execute the selected projects. Symposia, workshops and events will be organised to enrich these exchanges during the year before the final works are presented at a public meeting organised by the Institut pour la photographie. The content and dates of the programme’s various meetings will be organised jointly with the recipients.

Donwload the 2023 theme: Stories we tell, stories we show : photo-textual strategies in the renewal of narrative formats

Anne Lacoste, Director of the Institut pour la photographie
Christian Joschke, Professor and founder of the magazine Transbordeur. Photographie histoire société 
Magali Nachtergael, Professor of literature, theory and contemporary visual arts, curator and art critic
Pascal Neveux, Director of the FRAC Picardie – Hauts-de-France in Amiens
Véronique Terrier-Hermann, Head of the research and creation support program of the Institut pour la photographie

– Wednesday 5 October 2022: announcement of the 2023 theme
– Wednesday 30 November 2022 – 3pm (French time): Deadline for applications – No applications will be accepted after the announced date
– Mid-February 2023: jury
– Early March 2023: Announcement of the 4 winners
– May 1, 2023: Start of the research and creation support programme

Your application, in English or French, must contain the following documents in PDF format ONLY, in a single folder:
– A detailed project note of intent (8,000 characters/1,300 words maximum);
– A provisional calendar for the execution of the project over the period of the Institute’s research and creation support programme;
– 5-20 visuals (printed A4 version/72 dpi) pertaining to the project proposed by the applicant;
– A one-page summary CV containing the following elements: position currently held or work in progress, education, selection of exhibitions, publications, talks and projects made by the applicant;
– A copyright-free photographic portrait of the candidate;
– A letter of recommendation from a recognised professional in the field of art, research or publishing.

Please read the rules carefully. Any application that does not respect the conditions will be rejected, without exception.
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