20 May 2020

'We Want Kiwis'

AUCKLAND, Today: Getty Images has launched a creative bursary, with grants of US$2000 available globally – specifically including NZ – to support the worldwide creative community as they grapple with challenges posed by Covid-19.


Titled Creatives in Quarantine, the bursary will award a total of 10 grants.


“New Zealand creatives are certainly eligible for the grant,” Sydney-based PR man Jaidan Trigger, of Howorth Comms, confirmed to M+AD Daily last night.


Getty’s London-based global head of art Guy Merrill said: “During this time of global uncertainty, creative outlets become even more important—as a source of income, a means toward alleviating stress or an avenue to self-expression.


“Whatever the inspiration, level of experience, chosen medium or creative field, we welcome all submissions with a view of celebrating creative expression and supporting the creative community during this challenging time.”


“Recipients also get to license winning work on the Getty Images and iStock websites at a 100% royalty rate.”


Submissions will be judged by a senior panel of judges, after which the 10 recipients be rewaded for “moving, entertaining or ground-breaking creative projects created while in quarantine”.


Recipients will also have the opportunity to license appropriate winning work on the Getty Images and iStock websites at a 100% royalty rate.


A portfolio of work should be submitted alongside a one-page document describing the creative individual, their sources of inspiration and the thinking behind their work.


Submissions are open now and will close on Monday 8 June 8. Scroll down for the link.


The Getty Images and iStock Creative Bursary is part of the Getty Images wider Grants programme, which since its inception, has awarded US$1.7 million to photographers and filmmakers worldwide.


Source: M+AD