Many teaching artists have lost pay, work & access to students, while public school teachers are in need of content while navigating a whole new way of online learning. The Photoville Teaching Artist Microgrant provides financial support for teaching artists in this time of crisis.


The aim of this grant is to support art educators across the spectrum to relieve some of their financial burdens while supporting their ongoing practice and connecting them together through collaboration.


Our Education Program is produced in partnership with PhotoWings.

This opportunity is for teaching artists, artists, and educators working in photography and visual storytelling, who:

Have lost pay as a result of COVID-19

Will contribute their artistic practice (storytelling, skills, knowledge etc) to education in the coming months

20 – 30 teaching artists will receive between $250 – 500, disbursed by May 4, 2020.

Grant Applications Open: Tuesday April 21 – Friday May 1

Application Review: May 2 – May 5

Recipients Notified: Wednesday May 6

Example scenarios this grant can cover, but is not limited to:

I have lost the majority of my income as a teaching artist and this would assist me to pay some bills.

I have been connecting with my students still without compensation or at a reduced rate.

I was going to teach this afterschool program (which got cancelled), so I can instead be available for 15-min video chat class visits if there is a request.

I was going to teach a photo workshop (which got cancelled), so instead I can make a video about this topic to share with teachers.

I have been inviting artists to videochat with my students, and want to compensate them.

These are simply a few ideas to start. We recognize that everyone is experiencing their own unique situation, so tell us what you are doing and we hope to support you by relieving some of the financial burden connected to your art and education practice.

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Whenever you mention this grant, please credit as: “The Photoville Teaching Artist Microgrant, Generously supported in partnership with PhotoWings”

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As Photoville presents compelling and exceptional photography from across the globe, we are committed to a wider understanding and increased access to the art of photography to all, including our young audience. Our year-round Photoville Edu programming provides educational workshops, labs, resources, and field trips geared towards engaging students and educators with visual storytelling.

About our 2020 Education Partners

PhotoWings is a nonprofit organization dedicated to utilizing the power of photography to further deep thinking, communication, and action.


Their extensive online content and PhotoWings Outreach Programs have a myriad of educational applications and possibilities, including Flash Grant awards that cross disciplines, generations, and cultures and create toolkits/curricula for replication, adaptation and/or inspiration. Grants are awarded up to $5,000 and the submission deadline is currently June15, 2020. Apply Now!