We couldn’t recommend applying for The Barbara Hammer Lesbian Experimental Filmmaking Grant more! We’re really thrilled that this grant, in its inaugural year, will support queer artists in the field. The Barbara Hammer Lesbian Experimental Filmmaking Grant is an annual grant that will be awarded to self-identified lesbians for making visionary moving-image art. Work can be experimental animation, experimental documentary, experimental narrative, cross-genre, or solely experimental. Applicants must be based in the U.S. This grant was established by Hammer in 2017 to give needed support to moving-image art made by lesbians. The grant is supported directly by funds provided by her estate and administered through Queer|Art by lesbians for lesbians, with a rotating panel of judges. The grant is $5000. Learn more and Apply here.
The judges, who have been selected by Hammer to review applications for the first year of the grant, include filmmakers Cheryl Dunye and Dani Leventhal. Hammer herself will be a third judge.
APPLICATIONS OPEN – AUGUST 1, 2017 and COMPLETED APPLICATIONS – DUE SEPTEMBER 30, 2017