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June 19th, 2017

Challenging gender inequality in Vietnam

Winter 2016 applicant Clifford Coonan travelled to Vietnam to report on women’s unpaid work and its effects on gender inequality. Clifford’s work was published in Read more

June 15th, 2017

Trade in communist Vietnam

Winter 2016 recipient Aisling Hussey travelled to Vietnam to report on the impact trade is having on the country and its people. She had two Read more

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Supporting Materials

All applications must demonstrate proof of commitment from at least one media outlet – based in the Republic of Ireland – to broadcast or publish the proposed media project. This letter of commitment must be filled in by the editor / producer of the media outlet, indicating their intention to publish / broadcast the project within the specified timeframe. It must also be submitted on the media outlet’s headed paper. A commitment letter is required even where the applicant is the producer / editor. The proof of commitment must be addressed to the Simon Cumbers Media Fund and included with the application form. The media outlet must also undertake to credit the Simon Cumbers Media Fund.

Download the letter of commitment template here. 

In the case of applications for the funding of an exhibition, proof of commitment is required from any / all exhibition outlets included in the application. The letter of commitment should include broad details of the scope of the exhibition (i.e. a commitment to display X frames, the duration for which it will be displayed and the expected visitor / viewing numbers.) The proof of commitment must be addressed to the Simon Cumbers Media Fund and appended with the application form upon submission. The media outlet must also undertake to credit the Simon Cumbers Media Fund.

Applicants applying for the funding of an exhibition should also submit three samples of their published photographic work or include a link to a professional photographic gallery.