Project X, Photography Fund

Deadline for applications: closed

The Project X, Photography Fund award can help defray the costs associated in any part of the production including: studio time, travel costs, hired assistance, equipment rental or any other production costs.

History

The Ottawa Arts Council and the former Festival X partnered to establish Project X, Photography Fund to promote and foster photographic excellence in Ottawa. This award provides $1000 to help produce an Ottawa area artist’s photo-based project and its presentation. The award can help defray the costs associated in any part of the production including but not limited to: studio time, travel costs, hired assistance, equipment rental or any other production costs.

Inaugurated in 2015, Project X, Photography Fund is a limited fund that will continue until 2020.

The submissions are assessed by a jury of peers in the photographic field and their decision is final.

Peter Coffman

The Project X, Photography Fund 2017 recipient

Inspired by medieval manuscripts, Peter Coffman’s photographic project Gloss reimagines the historical practice of commenting or critiquing manuscripts in the margins of the original text. The project will add a gloss of audio narratives to a selection of his national capital buildings portraits.

 

Eligibility Criteria

Recipients for this award must:

  • Have lived National Capital Region (defined as 75km from Parliament Hill) for the previous three years
  • Not have previously received this award
  • Not currently be enrolled in fulltime training
  • In addition, the proposal must:

Be photo-based

  • Be presented in Ottawa upon completion
  • Apply to the research, development, creation, and/or presentation phases of the project
  • Not be completed prior to receiving the funds

Evaluation criteria 

  • The project fully meets the eligibility criteria
  • Value and merit of the proposed project
  • Qualified statement of need is expressed

The award recipient will be required to submit a brief report six months following the presentation to share how his/her work has been impacted.

Other information

  • An individual or collective may apply for the award by submitting support material and fully completing application forms.
  • Applications must be submitted via WeTransfer.com
  • Posthumous nominations will not be accepted
  • Incomplete or late applications will not be considered 

Important Dates

  • Deadline for applications: March 10, 2017
  • Awards Presentation: May 9, 2017

Download the Application Form