About the Fellowship

Left to right: Guest Tony Kushner, 2013 Giard Fellow Carmen Oquendo-Villar, 2012 Fellow Cary Cronenwett, 2011 Fellow Yoruba Richen, and Board President Carl Sylvestre at the 2013 benefit.


The Robert Giard Foundation established the Robert Giard Fellowship in cooperation with the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) at the City University of New York Graduate Center 2008.  The award of $7,500, to be given annually, supports an emerging, early- or mid-career artist from any country working in photography, photo-based media, video, or moving image, including short-form film or video of no more than 30 minutes in length. This award supports a directed project, one that is new or continuing and that addresses issues of sexuality, gender, or LGBTQ identity. For information on guidelines, application procedures, and the next deadline, see How To Apply