At Shutter Hub we work really hard to make sure that things are as affordable and attainable as possible for photographers, and that we work together as a community to support and share.
Our membership has always been heavily subsidised by our own income* (we receive no external grants or funding), allowing each member to access over £1000 worth of services, it’s something we are really proud to be able to offer.
For those who aren’t Shutter Hub members we have, and always will, provide free content on our award winning blog – we share knowledge, opportunities, advice, behind the scenes projects, and much more. We also send out regular newsletters to our mailing list (sign up here), and you can keep in touch with us on Instagram and Twitter.
In 2016 we set up the Camera Amnesty, originally our appeal to help homeless photographers access equipment, now something much, much more. We’ve created free exhibitions, free opportunities, and freedom to share, wherever we can.
We believe in collaborating and making a positive impact within the industry. We will continue to do what we can, and additionally we’ll offer extra support through our membership bursary scheme, providing a number of Shutter Hub memberships at no cost for one year. This is a limited resource, available to photographers who are on a very low income and would benefit from the opportunities we offer. Photographers are able to apply or nominate other photographers to receive the Shutter Hub Membership Bursary Award. This bursary is funded by Shutter Hub income, sponsorship and donations.
Apply here: Shutter Hub Membership Bursary Fund Application.
Membership Bursaries are more likely to be awarded to photographers who have already interacted with the Shutter Hub community and taken part in the exhibitions and opportunities that we provide. Please make sure you share as much information about this as you can in your application.
We will be accepting applications throughout the year. All applicants will be contacted within 30 days of submission with feedback and information about the success of their application.
*This bursary is funded by Shutter Hub income, sponsorship and donations. We receive no externals grants or funding.
If think you could help us fund an extra membership, please make a donation here, thank you.