Eyes Wide Open Photo Book Grant Programme

Deadline Date: February 29, 2024

 Donor Name: Eyes Wide Open

 Grant Size: $1000 to $10,000

The Eyes Wide Open with the support of the French Ministry of Culture and the SAIF has launched the 1st Photo Book Bursary Programme for photographers who wish to propose a first book project with the support of an independent French publisher.


It is divided into 3 categories, each one answering a specific need:

  • SAIF Grant dedicated to a French photographer or a photographer living in France
  • Grant dedicated to a woman photographer of any nationality
  • Grant dedicated to a photographer from a Global South country (Africa, Caribbean, South East Asia, Latin America, Middle East)

Funding Information

  • The Eyes Wide Open 1st Photo Book Grants aim to support 3 book projects by a photographer and their editor with €5,000 per grant.
  • Each grant is given directly to the photographer to produce their book.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Photographers and Publishers
    • The grant is open to photographers who have never published a monograph with a publisher. A letter of commitment from a publisher is required to participate. Applications are open to either photographer duos or individuals. Group projects are not eligible.
  • Specific Eligibility Criteria
    • Grant for a French Photographer
      • French photographers (living in France or abroad) are eligible, with no age limit, for projects in collaboration with independent French publishers.
    • Grant for a Female Photographer
      • Photographers of all nationalities are eligible, with no age limit, for projects in collaboration with independent french publishers.
    • Grant for an international photographer – countries of the Global South
      • Photographers from the Global South (Africa, the Caribbean, southeast Asia, Latin America, middle East) are eligible to apply, with no age limit. Collaboration with a French publisher is preferred but not mandatory.

For more information, visit Eyes Wide Open.

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