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. The award now alternates annually between artists working exclusively with still images (photography) and those working with moving images (video or film). Please make sure to check which medium (still vs. moving image) is eligible for this year’s award cycle, described below*. 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 CLAGS and a jury of the Robert Giard Foundation.
The 2016-2017 Robert Giard Fellowship will be awarded in Photography
Deadline: November 15, 2015, 11:59 pm
This award is presented to an emerging, early or mid-career artist from any country working in photography and still images. This award will support a directed project, one that is new or continuing, and that addresses issues of sexuality, gender, or LGBTQ identity.
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 (up to 15 images)
Two letters of support
General Questionnaire [.pdf format]
All materials should be sent to email@example.com. 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.
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.