Light Work is pleased to announce the 2016 Light Work Grants in
Photography competition. Light Work began offering grants to CNY artists
in 1975 to encourage the production of new photographic work in the
*Three $3,000 grants will be awarded to photographers who reside
within an approximate 50-mile radius of Syracuse, N.Y.* The recipients
of these grants are invited to display their work in a special
exhibition at Light Work, and their work will also be reproduced in
Light Work’s award-winning publication, /Contact Sheet: The Light Work
In its 40-year history, Light Work Grants have supported more than
110 artists, some multiple times. With the help of the regional grant,
many artists have been able to continue long term projects, purchase
equipment, frame photographs for exhibitions, promote their work,
collaborate with others or otherwise continue their artist goals.
*All applicants must reside in of one of the following Central New
York counties: Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer,
Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Schuyler, Seneca,
St. Lawrence, Tioga or Tompkins.*
Three judges from outside the grant region will review the
applications. Their decisions are based solely on the strength of the
candidate’s portfolio and completed application. Individuals who
received this award in 2011 or earlier are eligible to re-apply.
Full-time students are not eligible.
The deadline for the 2016 Light Work Grants is *April 1, 2016*. Why
wait? Apply today.