Arab Fund for Art and Culture / Prince Claus Fund > Arab Documentary Photography Programme


The Arab Fund for Art and Culture (AFAC) and the Prince Claus Fund, in partnership with Magnum Foundation, are now accepting proposals for the seventh cycle of the Arab Documentary Photography Programme (ADPP).

The ADPP supports documentary photographers in the Arab region in creating unconventional, compelling, non-stereotypical visual documentation of social issues and narratives relevant to the Arab region. Applicants whose proposals are selected receive a production grant, two intensive workshops (in September 2020 and April 2021) and mentoring by an established international photographer.

Over a period of eight months the programme not only helps participants develop their project, it also looks for ways in which their work can reach out to wider audiences, to engage, inform and open minds.

A production grant of USD 5000 will be used to cover the artist fees, any needed production equipment cost, any research costs, travel and other expenses related to the production. Additionally, the grant covers per diem (when on location) and visa fees associated with attendance of the two workshops. (Note: Travel and accommodation costs related to the workshops will be covered directly by ADPP.)

Photographers may propose to work in a range of non-fiction narrative styles, from classic documentary photography to more experimental visual storytelling, and may propose to include audio and video elements. The programme is open to Arab applicants living and working in the Arab region, irrespective of age, years of experience, ethnicity, gender or religion. Exceptions are made for Arab applicants who had to flee their home countries during the past eight years (since 2012) due to political unrest. Their projects must however be related to the region. Technical familiarity with photography is required.

Deadline: 1 May 2020

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