In the interests of more effectively pursuing the aims of the Jill Todd Photographic Award – that being to promote early careers in photography through the making and exhibiting of new photographic work – from 2019 onwards the Award will be in the form of a substantial Bursary presented to a single degree programme graduate in photography or art.
Application is by invitation only and applies only to those who were selected for the Street Level Photoworks’ Futureproof exhibition in 2016, 2017, 2018, those commended or shortlisted for the Jill Todd Photographic Award in 2016, 2017, 2018 and recent participants of the New Photographer’s Guild at Street Level and recent participants in Fresh Focus at Stills respectively.
The Bursary will be £2,000 and the announcement of the 2019-2020 Bursary winner will be made on the 24th August 2019 at the opening of the 2019 Futureproof Exhibition at The Burgh Hall Art Gallery, Dunoon. The results of that bursary will be shown at Stills in 2020.
In addition to the bursary, there will also be a Futureproof Prize as part of the JTPA initiative in the form of an award of £500, made to a graduate whose work at the Futureproof Exhibition is judged to be the best on show. Invited selectors will make the presentation on the opening night of exhibition.