The CASE Art Grant funds an art photographer whose work focuses on issues that strip away the innocence of children. Projects should use the art of collaborative storytelling to create awareness and dialogue. A detailed grant description will be made available to the public through LensCulture, an international digital platform for photography. The CASE Art Grant will focus on issues prevalent to thehuman rights of children, which may include child labor, child marriage, child trafficking, and physical or psychological abuse. A selection committee comprised of well respected museum curators will choosethe grant recipient based on a number of factors including, but not limited to:
* Past projects that demonstrate truthfulness / respect about issues
* A clear vision about a projects intent
* A commitment to collaboration
* A pledge to stay invested in the community/person past the grant cycle
* Agree to mentor future grant recipients about CASE Art Fund’s process
* Contribute to BriefCASE
The allocation of the grant is the first step in CASE Art Fund. Once an artist is selected, he/ she meets with Catherine and Anette to develop a timeline for the completion of the project. Mentoring and guidance is available as needed, and at the discretion of the artist. Project updates are required during the grant time period, to ensure the resulting images are consistent with the photographer’s vision.
ShowCASE is the final presentation of the funded projects. Work will be exhibited in the manner that best fits the message. Traditional galleries, billboards, kiosks, projections, library installations, outdoor murals, and other forms of public presentations will be considered by CASE in collaboration with the grant recipient.
It is our belief that projects about social issues need to be placed back into the place where the conflict is happening. Through public exhibitions, people who don’t normally walk into a museum or gallery can learn about an issue within their own community. This is the strength and power of the photographic image.
Time and again photography has proven its ability to effect change and ShowCASE aims to contribute to this conversation. Grant recipients will share their project through public lectures, seminars, workshops or small dinners, fostering dialogue and awareness.