Call For Grant Applications: 10th Edition, IPA Mentorship Program

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Call For Applications

Call For Applications

CALL FOR GRANT APPLICATIONS:
10th Edition IPA Mentorship Program


We are offering 1 Scholarship Grant for the 10th Edition of the IPA Mentorship Program commencing in late March 2016. APPLICATION DEADLINE: SUNDAY, 14TH FEBRUARY 2016.

The IPA Mentorship Program is a photography mentorship initiative by Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA) for those who wish to further their personal photographic vision and goals. The program, an extension of our traditional on-site photo workshops taught across cities in Asia, is conducted one-to-one using the online platform over a period of 3 months.

IPA Mentorship Program Technical Requirements

  • Google+ Account and Hangout capabilities using Video/Voice for Online Mentoring Sessions. Check here for required system requirements.
  • Access to Internet connection. Approximately 1–2 mbps bandwidth.
  • Computer with Software for Photo Editing
  • Suitable communication tools: Email and/or Social Media Profile eg. Facebook

We will be awarding 1 grant to a talented young photographer in Asia interested in photography mentorship. Our grants are awarded based on the merits of the application and potential of the applicant’s work. The aim of our Grant Programs is to provide photography learning and access to young, dedicated talents in Asia who may not otherwise have the means to participate in our workshops and programs.

The IPA Mentorship Program is also open for Public Application and Registration.

GRANT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS


To apply for this IPA Scholarship Grant, please follow the instructions below.

Send an email to [email protected] with the subject header:
“GRANT APPLICATION – 10TH EDITION, IPA MENTORSHIP PROGRAM” along with the following information:
  1. Name:
  2. Nationality/Country of Residence:
  3. Age:
  4. Website or Online Portfolio:
  5. Biography:
  6. Please attach a written Proposal (At least 250 words) of the Work or Project you wish to undertake during the Mentorship Program, along with 5 – 10 supporting images (approximately 800pixels width). Note: Applications will be accessed based on submitted proposals and applicant’s potential.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: SUNDAY, 14TH FEBRUARY 2016.

Donna Chiu presenting her IPA Mentorship project "Somewhere only I know" at Singapore International Photography Festival 2016.
Tham Jing Wen presents his Mentorship Project at #EPHEMERA Exhibition at The Substation on 12th November 2016.
Shyue Woon's lightbox installation of his Mentorship Project at #EPHEMERA Exhibition at The Substation on 12th November 2016.
Zeng Liwei at the exhibition of his Mentorship Project at the China-ASEAN Photography Festival in Nanning China.
Shyue Woon presenting his photobook dummies and prints of his Mentorship projects at Mt. Rokko International Photo Festival 2016 in Kobe, Japan.
Clarice Lee presents her Mentorship Project "Island of Everlasting Utility" at Singapore Heritage Society's Ubin Day 2016 community event. Picture courtesy of Singapore Heritage Society.
Donna Chiu's IPA Mentorship project exhibited at Rochor MRT Station as part of Singapore International Photography Festival 2016.
Tahchoe Gooi, IPA Mentorship Alumni, exhibiting a new projection work at #EPHEMERA Exhibition at The Substation on 12th November 2016.
Aik Beng Chia's 05-856 Mentorship Project published in the Singapore +50 Publication (2016).
IPA Mentorship Program – Applications now open.
Philip Ho, IPA Mentorship Alumni, exhibiting his new work at #EPHEMERA Exhibition at The Substation on 12th November 2016.
Shyue Woon's "The Carpark" Mentorship Project published in the Singapore +50 Publication (2016).
January 2015 Edition of the IPA Mentorship Program kicks off with a group meeting.
Tham Jing Wen's "SG Flat" Mentorship Project published in the Singapore +50 Publication (2016).
Anna Spelman presenting her Mentorship Project on the Jewish Diaspora in Asia.
Peter Teh's Mentorship Project presented as a slideshow at BlowUp at Angkor Photo Festival.
Philip Ho's "Sayang Sayang" Mentorship Project published in the Singapore +50 Publication (2016).
Philip Ho and Tahchoe editing their final set of images for the Mentorship Program.
IPA Mentorship Program – Applications now open.
Mentorship Participants presenting their final projects at PLUG & PLAY Slideshow Night in Singapore.
Program available through online platform and video conferencing.
Shyue Woon presenting his Mentorship project at Mt. Rokko International Photo Festival 2016 in Kobe, Japan.
Donna Chiu presenting her IPA Mentorship project "Somewhere only I know" at Singapore International Photography Festival 2016.
Zeng Liwei at the exhibition of his Mentorship Project at the China-ASEAN Photography Festival in Nanning China.
Jeffrey Liam editing his project during his participation at the Mentorship Program.

Latest IPA Workshops: store.invisiblephotographer.asia/collections/workshops


IPA Mentorship Program Testimonials

“Working on personal photography projects can be very lonely, especially if you are like me, a photographer with no former formal art education. It can sometimes feel like you are working so hard for something which you have no one to share with, not to mention feeling lost and uncertain about your approach to a certain subject.

The IPA mentorship was immensely helpful in straightening up my thought process, offering an honest review to my ongoing project. Besides receiving critique, I would say the most valuable part of the experience is getting to know other photographers in Asia and beyond who are passionate about photography. The new ideas and different perspectives they brought in are eye-openingly inspiring. I would recommend any photographer with some solid work on their hands to take part in this mentorship programme..”

SHEUNG YIU, hong kong | mentorship program 2015 alumni

“I received a grant to do the IPA Mentorship Program. It was a great opportunity to communicate with photographers from my group, but especially to learn from Kevin. He has a special approach to editing stories which was new for me. He constructed stories in a more poetic, emotional manner which is great! I was always taught a traditional journalistic approach, thus this new, fresh and more personal manner to work really helped open my mind and to look differently at things.

While I was doing the IPA program I worked on an ongoing project. I was shooting a lot but I was feeling a little bit lost on what else I needed to photograph. Kevin helped me understand that it’s not about photographs but about what I personally want to tell with this project. Why am I doing it? What I want people feel when they see it? What Cruising means for me personally? Trying to answer all these questions through photographs, searching for the emotional part of the story, trying to transmit feelings, senses, mood instead of just giving information was a priceless experience.

I am extremely grateful to Kevin for this new way to look at photography which I am now trying to apply since the IPA Program.”

KATIA REPINA, russia/spain | mentorship program 2015 alumni

“The IPA Mentorship Program became the key that allowed me to start my very first photography project. As a novice, I lacked the experience to give my photography a clear direction. But the mentorship allowed me to be more self-reflective, critical, independent, and confident.

In the program, I looked for an honest advice and critique of my photography and Kevin was there to give a straight answer all the time. He recognized our strengths and pointed out the things that needed fixing. Outside the regular meetings, he would keep in touch and check on our progress constantly. I would say that Kevin was a generous mentor who was accommodating and willing to adjust to the needs of the participants.

I will always be grateful for the learning experience I got from IPA. For me, the photography horizon has just widened.”

DIANNE ROSARIOphilippines | mentorship program 2015 alumni

More Testimonials about the IPA Mentorship Program:
http://invisiblephotographer.asia/testimonials-ipamentorship/

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