RPS announces project funding opportunities for photographers

UK-based Photographers have until 31 May to apply for the Royal Photographic Society’s Environmental Awareness Project Funding whihc will “support a photographic project that promotes environmental awareness.” 

The bursaries, offered in association with the organisation The Photographic Angle (TPA), are available for applicants aged 16-25 and 26-and-over. Each £3000 bursary is intended to assist with travel expenses, photographic equipment and other project-related costs. 

In a press statement RPS director general Michael Pritchard says: “The Royal Photographic Society is delighted once again to be working with TPA in giving photographers the opportunity to undertake photographic projects that highlight issues that affect us all. Photography has an important role to play in communicating how the environment is changing.”

The RPS is also offering other busaries including the RPS Postgraduate Funding to support portgraduate students who are undertaking photographic research or studying a Masters course in photography. The closing date for applications is 28 June.

In addition, the Joan Wakeline Busary worth £2000 and run in association with The Guardian and the RPS, is awarded to a photographer who presents the strongest proposal for a photographic essay about an “overseas social documentary issue.” The recipient of this busary will also have the chance to have their work published in the Guardian. Submission is open to all. 

Application forms for these funding opportunities and others can be downloaded from the RPS website

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