Image sharing and film emulation service VSCO has launched a scholarship fund totaling $1 million (we reported on the fund earlier this year when it only totaled $100K).
Calling it the Artist Initiative, the program assists photographers and visual artists chosen by the company with funding and promotion of their work. The first round of recipients has been announced, including 12 creatives from across the globe. Their work under the scholarship will be displayed on the website and will be sold online, with profits divided between the artist and the fund for future recipients.
|Photo by Chris Schoonover, a recipient of the Artist Initiative.|
Those interested in applying for the initiative are directed to download the company's app, VSCO Cam, and start displaying their work in a 'Grid'. Anyone 18 or over can apply for the scholarship. Projects need not be strictly based in photography, but must be documented in photographs. Take a look at the first round of recipients and find out more about how to apply at VSCO's website.
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