Grant Opportunities

Emerging Photographers Grant
Designed to support new photographers who are completing a body of work, the program enables artists to create or finish work that can be used for exhibition or competitions. Applicants must be or have been Pittsburgh Filmmakers students in the past year or current members in good standing. Contact Sue Abramson at

Pittsburgh Filmmakers First Works Grant
The Pittsburgh Filmmakers First Works Grant is designed to assist beginning film and video makers in creating a polished first work, which can then be used as a sample work to secure future funding. Grants may be used to either complete works in progress or to create new works. Funds will be given directly to the artist and must be spent on the production of non-commercial independent films or videos. The maximum individual grant is $1000 or the total project budget, whichever is less.

Applicants must be Pittsburgh Filmmakers Access Members in good standing as of March 20, 2015 or students enrolled in classes at Pittsburgh Filmmakers for Winter/Spring semester 2015. Priority will be given to those applicants who have not previously received funding for their work. Faculty members and full-time employees of Pittsburgh Filmmakers or Pittsburgh Center for the Arts are not eligible.

The First Works Grant is due March 20, 2015
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