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The JGS Fellowship for Photography is a $8,000 cash grant awarded to five (5) New York State-based photography artists who are living and working outside New York City. 


Application Open: Tuesday, March 26, 2024 10:00AM ET 

Application Close: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 5:00PM ET*

Applicants Notified: Fall 2024

*Please note that the application form on Submittable will automatically close & stop accepting applications at this time. 

2024 JGS Fellowship for Photography Guidelines


The JGS Fellowship for Photography is open to New York State photography artists, living and working anywhere in the following New York State regions: Western New York, Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, Central New York, North Country, Mohawk Valley, Capital District, Hudson Valley and Long Island. 

  • Applicants must work in photography. Traditional and experimental photography or any form in which photography or photographic techniques are pivotal, if not exclusive, is eligible.
  • Applicants must be current full-time residents of New York State and have lived full-time in one of the regions listed above for a minimum of 12 months at the time applications close (residents of New York City are not eligible to apply for this award).
  • Applicants must live in one of the following counties: Albany, Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Dutchess, Erie, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Genesee, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Montgomery, Nassau, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orange, Orleans, Oswego, Otsego, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Suffolk, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, Ulster, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westchester, Wyoming, and Yates.
  • Applicants must be at least 25 years of age at the time the application closes.
  • Applicants cannot be enrolled in a degree-seeking program of any kind.

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