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VSCO announces $100K scholarship fund for artists

Image: Chris Schoonover

Visual Supply Co., the makers of the popular VSCO Cam smartphone app, has announced the VSCO Artist Initiative which is a $100,000 (~£60,082/~€71,757) scholarship fund "providing artists the resources to pursue their creative vision."

The initiative was set up in order to "honor art and artist by discovering, funding, advising and promoting creatives from all corners of the globe." It's initially funded with $100,000 and the idea is that profits from prints and exhibitions will be reinvested, making the VSCO Artist Initiative  a sustainable project and providing support for more artists in the future.

Recipients will document their ideation and creation process on VSCO Grid?, with the end result sold via the VSCO Store and physical gallery exhibitions. Profits are divided between the artist and a reinvestment in the Initiative, enabling future projects for other artists. In this manner, the creative community can build a growing and sustainable movement built upon principles of integrity and artistry.

The first seven recipients of the VSCO Artist Initiative fund are Kevin Russ, Lauren Marek, Street Etiquette, Chris Schoonover, Jon Schoonover, Leon Yan, and Niv Patel.

Image: Kevin Russ
Image: Lauren Marek

If you could do with a few extra dollars to fund your art and think you've got what it takes, you can apply on the VSCO website. Just make sure you have VSCO Cam installed on your phone and some impressive images on display in your VSCO grid.

Via: PetaPixel



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Only 2 comments so far. Very few people are interested in photography here in dpreview.


It's not a $100,000 scholarship.

They're selecting photographers to market and profit-share, and they currently have a $100,000 fund. Essentially it would be like having gallery representation, with the addition that the gallery will help fund your work(rather than just selling it), provided you make sure to promote them.

If you're social-media savvy, and you don't already have representation, it seems like a pretty good deal.

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I would like to do this if I can only figure out what it is. 100 grand is!

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