STEP X STEP
Educator Mary Virginia Swanson breaks down funding and
sponsorship options for long-term photography projects
This article is excerpted from Chapter Five of Mary
Virginia Swanson’s book Finding Your Audience: An
Introduction to Marketing Your Photographs. Order it
at < www.mvswanson.com>.
Seeking Support For Your
Among the greatest gifts an artist can receive is upport in one or more forms to continue and complete a project. The
encouragement and support from friends,
family and community can come to you
in many forms and help sustain your
passion to tell your story.
Two questions that are essential to
ask when beginning your path toward
completing your project are:
1) Who else is interested in this subject?
2) What do I need to produce this work?
For most artists, support is necessary
for research on their subject, production
of the work, creating prints, installing
exhibitions, and publishing the work.
The path to support begins with research.
Resources to support photography
Photo © Jamey Stillings