CENTER’s Project Development Grant

$5,000 to support a work-in-progress


The Project Development Grant offers financial support to fine art, documentary, or photojournalist works-in-progress. The grant includes a cash award to help complete a project as well as platforms for feedback and professional development opportunities for the work’s final stages.


// $5,000 Cash Award (some restrictions apply)
// Exhibition in Santa Fe
// Complimentary participation in Review Santa Fe
// Preparing for Reviews Workshop
// Special invitation to participate in the Art Photo Index
// Lenscratch publication
// Online exhibition at


The Awards, Grants and Review Santa Fe are open to all photographers, national and international. CENTER employees, board members, advisory council members, contest sponsors, and family members of the aforementioned may not apply to the awards and grants. Work derived from all photographic processes are accepted, as well as mixed media work that is photo-based (only still images are accepted, no multimedia components). Work can have been made at any time and work that has been submitted previously may be re-submitted. GRANT ELIGIBILITY If a project has been part of a major metropolitan museum one or two person exhibition, published in book form by a major photographic publishing house with a print run of 2,000 or more; and/or the photographer is represented by a major international photographic agency they are ineligible for the Project Development Grants.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Photographers retain all copyright to their images. Permissible uses of the images submitted shall include their reproduction, distribution and display in CENTER exhibitions, multimedia presentations, and printed materials related to promotion of CENTER and the CENTER Awards and events. CENTER shall have the right to grant permissions to the press and publicity agents in connection with the promotion of the CENTER Awards, exhibitions, and related events. By completing the application, the photographer grants CENTER permission to reproduce works from their submitted materials in connection with the administration, judging and promotion of CENTER, the CENTER Awards, Grants and portfolio review events. Submission of an entry to these awards, grants or portfolio review, signifies acceptance of all conditions stated.


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