‘We Want Kiwis’

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AUCKLAND, Today: Getty Images has launched a creative bursary, with grants of US$2000 available globally – specifically including NZ – to support the worldwide creative community as they grapple with challenges posed by Covid-19.

Titled Creatives in Quarantine, the bursary will award a total of 10 grants.

“New Zealand creatives are certainly eligible for the grant,” Sydney-based PR man Jaidan Trigger, of Howorth Comms, confirmed to M+AD Daily last night.

Getty’s London-based global head of art Guy Merrill said: “During this time of global uncertainty, creative outlets become even more important—as a source of income, a means toward alleviating stress or an avenue to self-expression.

“Whatever the inspiration, level of experience, chosen medium or creative field, we welcome all submissions with a view of celebrating creative expression and supporting the creative community during this challenging time.”


“Recipients also get to license winning work on the Getty Images and iStock websites at a 100% royalty rate.”

Submissions will be judged by a senior panel of judges, after which the 10 recipients be rewaded for “moving, entertaining or ground-breaking creative projects created while in quarantine”.

Recipients will also have the opportunity to license appropriate winning work on the Getty Images and iStock websites at a 100% royalty rate.

A portfolio of work should be submitted alongside a one-page document describing the creative individual, their sources of inspiration and the thinking behind their work.

Submissions are open now and will close on Monday 8 June 8. Scroll down for the link.

The Getty Images and iStock Creative Bursary is part of the Getty Images wider Grants programme, which since its inception, has awarded US$1.7 million to photographers and filmmakers worldwide.


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