Helping Your Project
Reach the Finish Line

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.

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

An All Inclusive International
Call For Submissions

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.

Three Grant Awards
Totalling $10,000 CAD

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

  • 1st Place: $5,000 CAD
  • 2nd Place: $3,000 CAD
  • 3rd Place: $2,000 CAD

The final results will be announced in September 2021.

Judging Criteria for
Competition Entries

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.

Call For Submissions
March 18–May 28, 2021

Submissions should include:

  • A series of up to 10 images (JPG or PNG)
  • Your CV (1 PDF submitted with your images)
  • Your Project Details (1 PDF submitted with your images). You must include the following:
    • Please give an overview of your project. (max. 500 words)
    • Please tell us what stage this project is at, and what you need to move ahead.
    • Do tell us how this opportunity would be transformative for your project that is stuck. (max. 500 words)
APPLY NOW 
The submission fee is $20 USD. Only one submission per artist allowed.

Magenta Foundation is a charitable organization. The submission fee covers administrative costs to ensure 100% of the grant money goes to the selected artists.

Our competition’s submission process is powered by LensCulture.
You will be invited to login or create a new LensCulture account before submitting your work.

If you're confused about the process please watch the video in the FAQ section.

An Outstanding Group
of International Jurors

FAQ

How do I upload my CV & Project Description PDFs?

Simply drag and drop your PDFs together with the images.