Arab Documentary Photography Program Call for Applications Is Now Open
14 / 2 / 2020

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture – AFAC has opened the call for applications for the seventh cycle of the Arab Documentary Photography Program (ADPP) on February 14, 2020. Applications can be submitted (in English only) via the AFAC website until May 1, 2020, midnight Beirut time (+2 GMT).

The focus of the ADPP is to support compelling non-stereotypical and unconventional visual documentation of important social issues and narratives relevant to the Arab region. Photographers may propose to work in a range of non-fiction narrative styles, from classic documentary photography to more experimental visual storytelling, and may propose to include audio and video elements.

The eight-month grant term of the program includes two workshops (the first in September 2020 and the second in April 2021) as well as mentorship and a production grant.

The program is open to Arab applicants living and working in the Arab region, irrespective of age, years of experience, ethnicity, gender or religion. Exceptions are made for Arab applicants who had to flee their home countries during the past eight years (since 2012) due to political unrest. Their projects must however be related to the region. Technical familiarity with photography is required.

To apply, please log-in to the AFAC website with your username and password. Once you log in, you will be directed to the application.

If you do not have an existing account, you can register here. Please consult the Grants Guidelines, Evaluation Process and FAQs before applying.

For any questions regarding the program, please write to the grants management team. If you are facing any technical difficulties during the application process, please contact our content management team. ADPP is a joint program between AFAC, the Prince Claus Fund (the Netherlands), and Magnum Foundation (New York, USA). Since 2014, it has supported more than 50 Arab photographers and visual storytellers. Please visit the ADPP website to explore their work.