The Biennial Grant is conceived to fund and support photographer


Planned or unfinished project as well as ongoing and finished to be promoted, are entitled to be submitted. For the purposes of this Grant a project is defined as a planned set of interrelated images to be executed (or already executed) over a fixed period. The type and theme is open: all projects are viable: editorial or photojournalism, documentary, fine art, wildlife, nature, landscapes, street photography, portraits, environmental, alternative processes including the manufacturing of reality, etc. Images can be in color or B& and W or a mix of both provided it is a coherent body of work.

A project submitted should consist of a set of 8 to 20 images, accompanied by an artist's CV and project description and/or statement.

Up to three projects can be submitted provided they are different body of works. Second and third projects have significant lower application fees.


The Grant is payable is 24 consecutive monthly stipends of US$ 500 each, starting 60 days after the announcement of the recipient.

Recipient and Shortlisted photographers will be invited to be part of the Biennial's Grant Community of Recognized Photographers, exchanging ideas with us and the other members, about the evolution of this Biennial's Grant.

Projects of the Winner, Runner ups and Shortlisted will be featured in FotoNostrum Magazine and exhibited in the exhibition space of FotoNostrum, Mediterranean House of Photography, Barcelona, Spain. Given the current situation with the pandemic, the date of the exhibition is yet to be determined.


Worldwide. Established photographers, professional, amateurs and students. Age requirement: > 15 yo. By students, we mean all type of students, of any career, not only arts, and including university and postgraduate students. A professional photographer is defined as anyone who earns more than 50 per cent of her or his annual income from photography.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Copyright – All entrants warrant that they own the work submitted and they have exclusive copyright. By submitting to this grant entrants agree with these rules and conditions of entry.
The Biennial's Grant recognizes that the authors retain full ownership of the image copyright.

Usage – Entrants warrant that their photographs may be reproduced for the purpose of marketing and promoting the Biennial's Grant in catalogues, posters, postcards, publications, and on the Internet. Such use is granted for not more than two years after the announcement of the grant, and without payment to the photographer or featured models. Photographers will receive photo credits with each use, and will allow the Biennial Grant to sub-license their photographs to the press for reproduction in connection with the Biennial's Grant.


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