ASMP Foundation Extends Grant Application Deadline

May 27, 2005

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- The American Society of Media Photographers Foundation has extended its spring deadline for grant applications until June 15, ASMP director of communications Peter Dyson announced. “If you have a project that fits the Foundation's guidelines, you are invited to submit a proposal. The guidelines, along with application forms and descriptions of past awards, are posted online,” Dyson wrote. The information is online at www.asmp.org/foundation/

Dyson said, “The ASMP Foundation's mission is to support the education of ASMP members and the creative community to which they belong. Its goal is to encourage the professional and artistic growth of photographers. Although the Foundation cannot usually offer total funding for any given program, its grants of up to $1,500 can, in conjunction with other funding sources, be instrumental in promoting worthy projects.” Examples of winning grants are on the Web page including Spring 2005's winners and last year's grant recipients.

The ASMP Foundation Grants Committee evaluates applications two times each year. Applicants will be notified within 60 days if their application has been accepted or rejected. ASMP says that all grant decisions are made on a nondiscriminatory basis. For more information contact ASMP’s executive director Eugene Mopsik at +1.215.451.2767 or eMail him at mopsik@asmp.org.