Elevate Your Work with Our Grants Program
We’re committed to supporting creative communities worldwide through a series of grants distributed across our business lines, providing financial, mentorship, and licensing resources to support today’s working creatives—and inspire the next generation. Grant recipients are selected by a diverse and distinguished panel of independent judges renowned in the field of photography and communications. Since inception, we’ve awarded over $1.8 million to photographers and filmmakers worldwide.
Creative Grants
Ground‑breaking storytelling that challenges perceptions is needed now more than ever. Through our creative grants, Getty Images and iStock support and nurture emerging talent with the financial freedom to pursue projects of personal and commercial significance.
Editorial Grants
For over 15 years, Getty Images editorial grants have supported independent photojournalists around the world, providing vital financial resources to ensure they can continue to capture visuals that inform and inspire.
Explore Our Available Grants
Take a look at our open creative and editorial grants.
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HBCU Photo Archive Grant
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Closed Grants
Check out our creative and editorial grants that are closed or currently being judged.
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ShowUs Grant: Leadership
The #ShowUs Grant is dedicated toward promoting the work of emerging artists and is open to women, female identifying and non‑binary commercial photographers and videographers. Judges will be looking for submissions which represent Leadership in all its forms – this can be mother leading/teaching daughter, friend guiding friend, or women in professional leadership settings.
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iStock One‑Minute Films: Resiliency
The challenge to create content which is all at once moving, ground‑breaking and inspiring, remains—the challenge to tap into one’s power of creative resiliency and create for the benefit of others. The iStock Creative Bursary, One‑Minute Films: Resiliency, open to all emerging and aspiring filmmakers (including students and those who are honing their practice independently) around the globe.
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Editorial Photography: Community Resilience
Continuing our tradition of supporting in‑depth photojournalism through our Editorial Grants program, Getty Images is offering three grants of $5,000 each to photographers and videographers reporting stories of community resilience in the wake of the Covid‑19 pandemic. Within this theme, judges will be looking for visual journalists to show how communities around the world are recovering from the pandemic’s far‑reaching impact on public health, jobs, education and other aspects of human welfare. Grant submissions should focus on how individuals, businesses, volunteer organizations and local governments are helping communities recover from ‑ and adapt to ‑ the long‑term disruptive challenges posed by the pandemic.
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Getty Images Inclusions Scholarships
This year, Getty Images will offer four scholarships of $10,000 each in partnership with four organizations: Women Photograph, National Association of Black Journalists, Asian American Journalists Association and the National Association of Hispanic Journalist.
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Editorial Photography Grant
Getty Images is offering two $15,000 grants for organizations that support documentary photography and its practitioners, either through public engagement or professional development. These project‑based grants are intended for educational programs, workshops, exhibitions and other initiatives that reinforce the power of photography as a journalistic medium. The grants are open to non‑profit organizations of any size, worldwide.
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Previous Grants
Take a look at past creative and editorial grants and their winners.
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#ShowUs Grant
With Getty Images' mission to move the world, we are partnering with Dove and Girlgaze to promote diversity within creative commercial photography and videography, elevating the work and the voices of women, female‑identifying and non‑binary artists.
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Getty Images Creative Bursary Definition Future
Definition Future - In an era of extraordinary exception, the future is a blank canvas and through the Getty Images Bursary, we are looking to award the next generation of creative talent who can imagine it.
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