Shutterstock Launches Global Grant to Empower Female and Non-binary Creators

Shutterstock Launches Global Grant to Empower Female and Non-binary Creators

Shutterstock has launched 'Through Their Eyes,' a $10,000 grant to champion underrepresented female and non-binary creators, and their creative projects across photography, visual journalism, videography, illustration, 3D modeling, and writing.

The inaugural grant aims 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 over their own narratives.

"Shutterstock is powered by storytelling from its diverse global contributor community, and with 'Though Their Eyes,' we aspire to empower and elevate women and non-binary people in the arts," commented 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 female and non-binary artists to create and exhibit visually stunning content that is both relevant, and reflective of their experiences."

The $10,000 grant will be awarded in three prizes: first prize of $5,000, with second and third prize each receiving $2,500. The deadline for applications is April 22, 2021.

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