Call for entries: The Burtynsky Grant for photobooks

CONTACT is requesting submissions for the 2021 Burtynsky Grant—a $5,000 annual grant to support a Canadian artist in the creation of a photobook.

In 2016, photographer Edward Burtynsky and CONTACT established the Burtynsky Grant to foster the creation of photobooks by Canadians. The grant supports photo-based artists who are at the advanced stages of developing a cohesive, rigorous body of work presented in book form.

Please submit the following as a PDF by a file hosting service (eg. WeTransfer or Dropbox) to photobook@scotiabankcontactphoto.com by Monday, June 7, 2021.

– Minimum ten (10) spreads of your book dummy that best communicate your project and vision for publication
– Project statement about your photobook and how you would use the grant funding (ie. rough budget details)
– Expressions of interest from publishers, and/or other publishing grants, if available
– CV and/or artist statement

Please note that CONTACT staff are working remotely and cannot accept hardcopy submissions. Thank you for your understanding. For questions, please email photobook@scotiabankcontactphoto.com.

Since its inception, The Burtynsky Grant has supported a range of exceptional photobooks by Canadian and international independent publishers.

More information here.

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