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.
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.
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.
Check out our creative and editorial grants that are closed or currently being judged.
#ShowUs Grant: Body Positivity
Winners will be announced on January 1st
The #ShowUs Grant is dedicated to promoting the work of emerging women, femmes and non-binary commercial photographers and videographers. Judges will be looking for submissions which shatter stereotypes and conventions via Body Positivity – let’s celebrate the unique journeys of what it means to exist as women, femmes and non-binary people in the world. We wish to honour the full spectrum of diverse experiences – from thriving in one’s body, to having a more challenging relationship to it – all experiences are valid, welcome, and appreciated.
Take a look at past creative and editorial grants and their winners.
ShowUs Grant: Leadership
March 25 - April 29
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.
iStock One‑Minute Films: Resiliency
July 20 - May 21
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.
#ShowUs Grant: Women Relationships
May 1 - May 31
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.