An annual award named for Robert Giard, a portrait, landscape, and figure photographer whose work often focused on LGBTQ lives and issues, this award is presented to 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. Starting with the current award cycle (2013-2014), awards will alternate between artists working exclusively with still images (photography) and those working with moving images (video or film). In either case, this award will support a directed project, one that is new or continuing, that addresses issues of sexuality, gender, or LGBTQ identity.
University affiliation is not necessary. If you are not sure whether you will be eligible for the award, we recommend that you contact us well before the deadline so we can make a determination; otherwise, you may be declared ineligible after the deadline and your application will not be submitted to the committee. This award is adjudicated by the fellowships committee of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies and a jury of the Robert Giard Foundation.
The Robert Giard Fellowship in Photography
This award is presented to an emerging, early or mid-career artist from any country working in photography or photo-based media. This award will support a directed project, one that is new or continuing, and that addresses issues of sexuality, gender, or LGBTQ identity.
Application due: November 15.
General Submission Guidelines: Click here for Detailed Giard Submission Guidelines [.pdf format]
Applicants should send:
A description of the proposed project (500 – 750 words in length)
Representative examples of their work (work samples)
Two letters of support
All materials should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about how and where to send work samples, please look at our detailed Giard Fellowship guidelines..
Please email the CLAGS office with any questions.
The winner of the fellowship may be asked to participate in CLAGS and Giard Foundation programming the following academic year to present their completed project.
Please make sure to print and read our Detailed Giard Submission guidelines [.pdf format] in addition to these guidelines written here for the Robert Giard Award.
CLAGS will confirm the receipt of email submissions within two weeks of receiving all materials.
Final decisions for the awards are made in the spring.
The winner of the fellowship will be asked to participate in CLAGS and Giard Foundation programming the following academic year to present their completed project.