SHUTTER HUB SUPPORTS: Membership Bursary Fund to Support Photographers 2022

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We have always worked 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.

In response to the COVID-19 situation we gave away Shutter Hub memberships in April 2020, continued the Membership Bursary in 2021, and we’re pleased to announce that we will continue to give more away this year.

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.

We’re changing up the way the Membership Bursary Fund award process works this year, and will be accepting applications throughout the year, reviewing and awarding a number of Shutter Hub memberships at no cost for one year. All applicants will be contacted within 30 days of submission with feedback and information about the success of their application.

We’re making this change because when we first began the Bursary Fund, it was in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, but now it seems more appropriate to allocate bursaries across the year, as people’s situations evolve and change.


Apply here: Shutter Hub Membership Bursary Fund Application.


“I am so excited to have received the Shutter Hub bursary! Shutter Hub seems to be a place of great support, community and opportunity, which can feel like a rare combination in the industry sometimes. I’m intending to use the bursary to aid a new project I am wanting to start, so portfolio reviews, Shutter Hub surgery and the general support and networking the Shutter Hub fosters will be invaluable!” – Capella Buncher


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, our appeal to help homeless photographers get hold of your unwanted cameras and photography equipment. 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, but hope these bursaries will be of some help and support in this unsettled time.


*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.