The Visura Fund for Freelance Visual Journalists and Storytellers

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Today, 70% of visual journalists and storytellers worldwide are freelancers looking for equal and merit-based career opportunities. The current systems that power the marketplace make it really difficult for the majority of freelancers to access the private networks and job market. As a result, most freelance visual journalists and storytellers struggle to make a sustainable living in a billion dollar industry. 


Visura is re-envisioning the marketplace for visual content. We work to build systems that foster sustainability, inclusivity, professional development, and media literacy. One of our main goals is to empower the freelance international community of visual journalists and storytellers with tools and resources.

Visura is delighted to announce a fund to support freelance visual journalists, photojournalists, photographers, filmmakers, and storytellers. 

This fund will continue to evolve and expand throughout the years with the support of our partners. The goal is to elevate media literacy by supporting professional freelance visual storytellers worldwide working in visual media and journalism, including but not limited to photography, photojournalism, visual journalism, visual storytelling, short film, fine art, VR/AI, mixed-media, and multimedia.


See below for current opportunities.

We're thrilled to see and support your work!





Sponsored Lifetime Plus accounts for freelance visual journalists and storytellers who do not have a website


This sponsorship aims to support freelance visual journalists, photographers, photojournalists, storytellers, multimedia journalists, fine artists, filmmakers, and journalists who want to strengthen their web presence with a portfolio website.

Visura will sponsor up to 50 applicants, each with a Lifetime Plus membership, which includes a website integrated with a blog and the Visura network, providing a built-in community of peers, photo editors, and potential clients.
See more details about the website builder, here.

There is no application fee.

Deadline: January 31, 2022, at 11:59 pm (Eastern Time)

How to submit: Applicants must submit their Visura profile with a link to a visual story or their Instagram page as part of the grant application.







Project Grants for Freelance Visual Journalists


Visura is delighted to announce that we are relaunching our grant program. The first grant we are offering is the 2022 Grant for Freelance Visual Journalists worldwide working on stories about climate change, environmental justice, gender equality, racial justice, and human rights.


2022 Grant for Freelance Visual Journalists Working on Stories About Climate Change, Environmental Justice, Gender Equality, Racial Justice, and Human Rights


The grant will support four freelance visual journalists or photojournalists worldwide, each with a $2500 project grant and a Lifetime Plus Membership to build a website via Visura.

The grant aims to support in-depth visual stories or projects focused on issues related to climate change, environmental justice, gender equality, racial justice, and human rights produced by freelance visual journalists worldwide.


There is no application fee.

Deadline: February 28, 2022, at 11:59 pm (Eastern Time)

How to submit: Applicants must be freelance photojournalists, and we welcome applications from anywhere in the world. Applicants must submit a story as part of the grant application. The images need to be related to the project proposal. Multimedia projects are welcome. The recipients will be announced one at a time starting May 2022.


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