CatchLight is a Californian non-profit program dedicated ‘to visual storytelling and the power of photography to drive social change‘. CatchLight Fellowship serves as an incubator — a space to receive financial support, unlock individual potential, and leverage partnerships. The program is looking for ‘storytellers who use art as a catalyst to spark new conversations, and whose work is poised to be significantly amplified by collaboration, mentorship, and networking‘.
The fellowship would be awarded for life. Beyond initial support to their project, Fellows will join a “brain trust” of advisors and creative thought leaders all dedicated to igniting social growth.
In 2017, CatchLight launched its inaugural fellowship program, honoring three storytellers who demonstrated excellence in the use of photography. Each fellow received an award of $30,000 and entered a partnership with an established media partner.
This year, CatchLight Fellowship will once again offer three awards of $30,000. Proposals must be socially focused, by presenting innovative distribution ideas. A wide variety of topics is accepted such as race, ethnicity, gender, religion, nationality, health, democracy, climate, and immigration.