The VSCO Voices application is now open until March 4th at 11:59pm PT. This year’s project theme is Home, a universal concept that transcends race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, and religion. As you craft your project proposal, consider how you’d explore what “home” means to a marginalized community living in the United States today.

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To qualify for the grant, you must be a VSCO community member, a US resident, and at least 18 years of age. The application requires your general information and portfolio, as well as your project idea, art medium, and required funding.

The VSCO team will review all applications alongside Access Ventures. When reviewing applications, we’ll be looking for project proposals that speak to this year's theme, and that clearly convey thoughtfulness, passion, as well as continued commitment to the community described. Based on this criteria, we will select five finalists who will each receive $20,000 in funding for their respective projects.

— Application opens

— Application closes

— Grant recipients announced

— Orientation at VSCO in CA

— Project check-in at Access Ventures in KY

— Closing ceremony in CA