This opportunity is for educators in the UPI community to receive resources to implement a photo-based lesson from the UPI Teacher Resource library in their classroom, and support to produce a culminating exhibition of student work.

For the 2019-2020 school year, two educators will be selected to receive a $1000 cash grant and a $2000 production budget (for teaching materials, prints etc.)

This grant is open to all New York City educators who have participated in at least one UPI Teacher Professional Development Day or Photoville Education Day the past. 

Applications are due by October 25, 2019. 

UPI Lesson Plans 


June 17 -  October 25  // SUBMISSION PERIOD


November - December  // LESSON PLANNING: UPI will collaborate with educators to
customize the lesson plan for their students and a timeline.

December - April // LESSON PLAN IMPLEMENTATION: Educators teach the lesson
plan/unit in their classroom. This will include at least one class visit by UPI staff, in addition to
a class visit (or video Skype session) with the artist. 

May // EXHIBITION PRODUCTION: UPI staff will support educators on the
plan, design and outreach for their exhibition.  

June // END-OF-YEAR EXHIBITION & FINAL REPORT: A brief report will be
required which should include a reflection by the educator, and
documentation of student work and the exhibition. 

United Photo Industries' Photoville