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HCP Master Class BIPOC Scholarship

After a sold-out first session of Houston Center for Photography’s latest Master Class, we are excited to add a second session of Getting Seen, Getting Shown: Professional Practices for the Fine Art Photographer. Our goal is to demystify the art world and help artists overcome barriers with practical knowledge and examples with this class.

Furthermore, HCP recognizes that diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility are integral to our organization’s success and to art organizations at large. In response, HCP is pleased to award a limited number of Board-sponsored scholarships to BIPOC artists interested in attending this Master Class.

This scholarship is made possible by the generous contributions of the Houston Center for Photography Board of Directors. A special thank you to Patricia Eifel & Jim Belli, Paul Charles, and Shelley Calton Nelson & Stuart Nelson.

Submit an Application


  • Submission Opening: October 31, 2020
  • Submission Deadline: November 23, 2020 @ 11:59 CST
  • Master Class Day 1: December 5, 2020 @ 10 am CST
  • Master Class Day 2: December 6, 2020 @ 10 am CST


To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Adult (18 years and older)
  • Self-identifying as BIPOC
  • Demonstrated financial need


As a single PDF file, submit a statement of intent (500 words or less) describing the following:

  1. Your interest in the HCP Master Class
  2. How you plan to use the class towards personal or professional goals
  3. Your commitment to the medium of photography
  4. Your financial need

All applications must be submitted on the Submittable platform.

Selection Criteria

Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Strength of interest in the class
  • Level of impact the class would provide for the applicant
  • Demonstrated commitment to the medium of photography
  • Demonstrated financial need

Applicants should allow at least one week to hear back about their submission status.


For questions about this application or HCP’s Master Classes, please contact: education@hcponline.org