ADPP Alumni Fellowship How to Apply & Selection Process

See how to apply to the Arab Documentary Photography Program (ADPP) Alumni Fellowship by the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture, the Prince Claus Fund, and the Magnum Foundation.


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  • Only previous ADPP grantees who have completed all of the ADPP grant and project requirements prior to the opening of this call are eligible to apply for the Arab Documentary Photography Program Alumni Fellowship.
  • Applicants must be independent, i.e. they must possess full copyright ownership of the project they are applying with.
  • Each applicant is entitled to only one application in the same category.

Ineligible Candidates

  • Applicants who did not receive an ADPP grant.
  • Recipients of two AFAC consecutive grants unless two years have passed since the last grant (e.g. If a grantee had received two grants in 2017 and 2018, they can apply again in 2021).
  • Applicants with an open grant with AFAC.
  • Members of the current year’s jurors’ committee.

Application process

  • Applications are only accepted through an online application form available on AFAC website.
  • Applications submitted via regular mail or e-mail will not be accepted.
  • The application must be submitted in English, and applicants will receive a confirmation email once the online application has been received.
  • Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration. Note that AFAC will not contact applicants if any part of their application is incomplete.

Please note that the deadline for applications is 20 December 2023 at 5:00 PM (Beirut time - GMT+2). Please note that we will not be able to respond to any inquiries communicated with us after December 19, 2023.

Supporting Materials

  • For documentary photography projects:
    • 10 to 20 images from the initial stages of the proposed project.
    • Captions should be included in the metadata of each image file. A numbered caption sheet is requested in the supporting material zip file.
    • Images should be JPGs, 72 dpi, and the longest edge is 1,000 pixels.
    • Additional media as a supplement to the still photographs are accepted.
    • Applicant needs to include the corresponding links in the supporting material zip file.
  • For projects involving training and workshops, the following supporting materials are required:
    • Training curriculum; including titles and briefs of the sessions.
    • CVs of the trainers and agreement/commitment letters confirming their participation.
  • For projects that include publications, the following supporting materials are required:
    • Table of contents.
    • Sample of a chapter.
  • For projects that include an exhibition of artistic/cultural work, proof of consent of the exhibited artists and commitment of a venue are required.
  • For projects that involve convenings/panels, the following supporting materials are required:
    • Proof of consent of participating artists.
    • Proof of committed venue/space.
  • Samples from a previous project.
  • Supporting files/samples of current submitted project and/or previous work smaller than 10 MB can be uploaded directly to the application.
  • Supporting files/samples of the submitted project and/or previous work between 10 MB and 300 MB should be included as links to files on sharing websites (such as Dropbox, Vimeo, and YouTube);
  • A detailed budget must be included for all projects.

For further inquiries regarding supporting materials, contact the AFAC grants management team.