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 or mid-career artist, from any country, working in photography, photo-based media, or moving image, including experimental, narrative, or documentary forms of these media. The award now alternates annually between artists working with still image (photography) and those working with moving image (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 the development or completion of a project, one that is new or continuing, that addresses issues of sexuality, gender, or LGBTQ identity. The Foundation is receptive to a variety of projects and approaches to these topics.
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 2018 Robert Giard Fellowship in Photography
All work ranging from experimental to documentary to traditional photo formats will be considered.
General Submission Guidelines: Click here for Detailed Giard Submission Guidelines [.pdf format]
Submission Guidelines The Guidelines for submission for the Giard Fellowship has a three-part submission process:
- Application, including 1 page General Questionnaire
- Letters of Recommendation
- Work Samples
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.
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.