Photography Contest

CPA Artist Grant

CPA Artist Grant

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North America

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The CPA Artist Grants are open to all photographers over the age of 18 living in the US. All photographic media welcome.

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The Center for Photographic Art is thrilled to announce its new CPA Artist Grant for 2021! Two separate grants of $5,000 each will be awarded to deserving photographers: one emerging photographer (students are encouraged to apply), and one more established photographer. The award includes a grant project exhibition, which will take place in Spring 2022 in our historic gallery in Carmel, California.

Applications for the CPA Artist Grant are due by March 1, 2021. A short list will be selected to interview with our three judges, (see below) via Zoom. At the judges decision, CPA will announce the winners and award each artist a check for $5,000. Over the following year, awardees will work with CPA's Executive Director as well as members of the Programming Committee to realize their exhibition.

As this artist grant culminates in an exhibition, a comprehensive description of the project including an estimated timeframe of completion and the goal of final works that will be produced should be included. Biographies, resumes, and artist statements must be submitted for each artist, for individual or group applications. If the project has not already begun, please submit sample pieces, even if they are on a small scale, as part of your image submissions.