TIS books Essential Non-Essentials Grant

Congratulations to Steven Paneccasio, the recipient of the very first TIS books Essential Non-essentials Grant.  Read more on our here.


Are you an active adjunct professor of photography? Do you have exposed film in the fridge that you just can’t afford to process right now? Do you need a plane ticket or gas money to help you get to your project? Are you trying to figure out how to pay for some of that exhibition framing?

One of our co-founders is part of this army of road dog educators and we understand the struggles that adjunct professors face while trying to support their livelihood and studio practice while also teaching a new generation of artists and makers with no security or benefits. We feel compelled to help in any way we possibly can. That’s why TIS books is excited to launch this modest project grant to help you along the way.

$1000 - there are no strings attached except for you to concentrate on your art.

We want to keep the submission process simple:

  • 7 images
  • 300 words (or less)
  • Teaching CV

You already have the images, you probably already have a project statement of some kind, so you should be ready to go. We’ll also ask for proof that you are an active adjunct - photo or PDF of a current semester class roster (sorry, no full-time or tenure faculty may apply).

Deadline is June 1st, and there will be no extensions.  We swear.

We would like to feature submitted pictures on our social media so apply early!

We’ll announce the winner June 7th, just in time for the summer break.

You will receive a unique link to the submission form after checkout.


Congratulations to Steven Paneccasio, the recipient of the very first TIS books Essential Non-essentials Grant.  Read more on our here.

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