VSCO, the photography app and art community, is launching VSCO Voices, a grant program for creators who empower marginalized communities through art.
VSCO Voices, as the program is called, will provide substantial funding for artists who want to bring underrepresented communities in the United States into the spotlight. VSCO has partnered with Access Ventures for this six-month grant program, and applications will start as early as next week.
Creators will get $20,000 in funding to carry out their project. Moreover, VSCO will provide guidance and mentorship to successfully complete the creative project. Although the format of the project is yet to be fully-defined, it is understood that VSCO is open in terms of media and multidisciplinary creators. The sole purpose of this project is for the project to act as a platform for untold stories.
For all those interested in participating in the pitching and selection process, to qualify for the grant, VSCO Voices requires that one must be a VSCO community member, US-based, and at least 18 years of age. The application requires general information and a portfolio, as well as project idea, art medium, and required funding.