For 30 years, The Alexia grants have supported student and professional visual communicators who produce projects that inspire change by addressing socially significant topics.
Grants are awarded to applicants who can produce significant projects that share in The Alexia’s mission and who demonstrate the ability to accomplish their projects.
Your submission must include a synopsis of your project, a proposal, your bio, a résumé/CV and a body of work. Entries are judged as much on the strength of the written proposal as on the applicant’s visual skills. What storytellers address and what they say about life on the planet is more important than the genre chosen to address that topic.
The 2023 submission cycle has closed. Live judging is set for March 31 and April 1.
Professional grants enable established photographers and filmmakers to produce substantial bodies of work that share The Alexia’s goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding. The Alexia encourages a diversity of creators, issues and approaches, and values work that elevates understanding and inspires meaningful change.
Professional recipients receive $20,000 in funding. The professional grant application has a $50 fee.
These grants enable current college student photographers to produce bodies of work that share The Alexia’s goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding. We encourage a diversity of creators, issues and approaches, and value work that elevates understanding and inspires meaningful change.
Student applicants are encouraged to consider proposing projects located close to where they live because a successful body of work is more likely with easy and repeated access. Most student grant recipients are already working on their projects when they apply.
Student recipients receive a fellowship for tuition and fees to enroll in three courses during a semester at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University in New York. They also receive a $1,000 stipend and serve as the research assistant (a paid position) to The Alexia Chair.
The student grant application is free.