Getty Images is partnering with the Getty Family and Stand Together to launch the inaugural Getty Images Photo Archive Grants for HBCUs, for digitization of visual history of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).
The grants will commit $500,000 for digitization of two HBCU’s photo archives, including digitization of up to 100,000 archival assets per grant recipient.
Recipients retain all copyright for visual assets.
The digitized content will be put in a collection called the “HBCU Photo Collection” and will be available for licensing on Getty Images. The collection will also be available as part of Getty Images’ content donation initiative for non-commercial use for free.
50% of royalties will go towards grant recipients, 30% will be for a donation to a scholarship fund on HBCU education and 20% will be reinvested into Getty Images Photo Archive Grants for HBCUs each year.