Shutterstock, Inc has announced the launch of “Through Their Eyes,” a US$10,000 grant to champion underrepresented female and non-binary creators.
The grant covers creative projects across photography, visual journalism, videography, illustration, 3D modeling, and writing.
Launched on International Women’s Day, the grant was established to celebrate and embolden the diverse perspectives of female and non-binary artists, by highlighting their visual stories and providing a glimpse into their thoughts, experiences and perceptions of the world as portrayed in their art.
Moving away from stereotypical content and towards more inclusive works, “Through Their Eyes” focuses on the female gaze at a time when women and non-binary artists are increasingly taking hold of their own narratives.
“Shutterstock is powered by storytelling from its diverse global contributor community, and with “Through Their Eyes,” we aspire to empower and elevate women and non-binary people in the arts,” said Kristen Sanger, Senior Director of Contributor Marketing at Shutterstock.
“Diversity, authenticity and representation are themes that echo the collective spirit at Shutterstock, and the “Through Their Eyes” grant enables these talented females and non-binary artists to create and exhibit visually stunning content that is both relevant, and reflective of their experiences.”
The US$10,000 grant will be awarded in three prizes: the first prize of US$5,000, with the second and third…