Support our mission, become a UPI member

Our inaugural membership program will help sustain our ability to create challenging and accessible photographic public art exhibitions and events, ensuring that they can remain free and open to the public.

So, this holiday season, we ask you to join forces with us, support our mission, and become a UPI member by making a tax deductible donation before December 31, 2017!

As a United Photo Industries member you will be contributing directly to the daily operations of UPI, making all of our ambitious projects possible. These include year-round exhibitions at our Gallery, Photoville, Public Art Photo Fences & Cubes displayed around the world, and our annual Education Program which engages hundreds of middle & high school students from across New York City.

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Choose the level that’s right for you

Memberships run for 12 months from the date you join

SIDEKICK

$15+/year

Help the UPI team keep the lights on at the gallery, and further develop great projects such as THE FENCE, our Cube exhibitions, and Photoville!
Your support will be recognized on both the UPI & Photoville websites, and you’ll be the recipient of our deepest gratitude!
100% tax-deductible

ALLY

$50+/year

Underpin the expansion of our year-round Education Programs, serving hundreds of students and educators across the city.
UPI ALLY PERKS:
  • Recognized as an Ally on both the UPI & Photoville websites, and you’ll be the recipient of our deepest gratitude!
  • Receive a special UPI keyring offering access to discounts at local participating stores in DUMBO in 2018
  • Invitation to Members-Only events at the UPI Gallery held at least twice a year
$45 is tax-deductible

COMRADE

$100+/year

Support the programming that makes United Photo Industries one of the most prolific presenters of photographic public art.
UPI COMRADE PERKS:
  • Limited Edition UPI 2018 calendar featuring Gilbert the pup, photographed by rockstar photographer Janette Beckman and “mashed-up” by legendary artist Cey Adams

PLUS previous level perks:

  • Invitation to Members-Only events at the UPI Gallery held at least twice a year
  • Receive a special UPI keyring offering access to discounts at local participating stores in DUMBO in 2018
  • Recognized as a Comrade on both the UPI & Photoville websites, and you’ll be the recipient of our deepest gratitude!
$75 is tax-deductible

ADVOCATE

$350+/year

Enable the UPI team to invest in new initiatives in development, providing essential exhibition platforms to hundreds of photographers and videographers.
UPI ADVOCATE PERKS:
  • 1 ticket to the UPI Spring Fundraiser
  • Priority pre-reservations for Photoville Workshops, Talks & Special Events

PLUS previous level perks:

  • Limited Edition UPI 2018 calendar featuring Gilbert the pup, photographed by rockstar photographer Janette Beckman and “mashed-up” by legendary artist Cey Adams
  • Invitation to Members-Only events at the UPI Gallery held at least twice a year
  • Receive a special UPI keyring offering access to discounts at local participating stores in DUMBO in 2018
  • Recognized as an Advocate on both the UPI & Photoville websites, and you’ll be the recipient of our deepest gratitude!
$250 is tax-deductible

SUPPORTER

$1,000+/year

Make a sustaining contribution towards our core programming, allowing us to invest in the future of the organization.
UPI SUPPORTER PERKS:
  • Invitation to an exclusive UPI summer event on the waterfront, which will include a sneak preview of Photoville programming
  • 4 tickets to the UPI Spring Fundraiser: invitees are welcome to bring friends, colleagues, and/or underwrite the attendance of a photographer

PLUS Previous level perks:

  • Priority pre-reservations for Photoville Workshops, Talks & Special Events
  • Limited Edition UPI 2018 calendar featuring Gilbert the pup, photographed by rockstar photographer Janette Beckman and “mashed-up” by legendary artist Cey Adams
  • Invitation to Members-Only events at the UPI Gallery held at least 2 times a year
  • Receive a special UPI keyring offering access to discounts at local participating stores in DUMBO in 2018
  • Recognized as a Supporter on both the UPI & Photoville websites, and you’ll be the recipient of our deepest gratitude!
$800 is tax-deductible

PATRON

$2,500+/year

Build up UPI’s organizational capacity by underwriting key operating expenses through your generous contribution.

UPI PATRON PERKS:

  • Limited Edition print by a UPI-exhibited photographer†
  • 6 tickets to the UPI Spring Fundraiser: invitees are welcome to bring friends, colleagues, and/or underwrite the attendance of a photographer

PLUS previous level perks:

  • Invitation to an exclusive UPI summer event on the waterfront, which will include a sneak preview of Photoville programming
  • Priority pre-reservations for Photoville Workshops, Talks & Special Events
  • Limited Edition UPI 2018 calendar featuring Gilbert the pup, photographed by rockstar photographer Janette Beckman and “mashed-up” by legendary artist Cey Adams
  • Invitation to Members-Only events at the UPI Gallery held at least 2 times a year
  • Receive a special UPI keyring offering access to discounts at local participating stores in DUMBO in 2018
  • Recognized as a Patron on both the UPI & Photoville websites, and you’ll be the recipient of our deepest gratitude!
$2,000 is tax-deductible

PARTNER

$5,000+/year

Foster the continued expansion of UPI’s traveling exhibition program, allowing us to present thought-provoking visual storytelling to new audiences around the world.

UPI PATRON PERKS:

  • Host a 2-hour private reception in a section of the Photoville Beer Garden during Photoville 2018, or at the UPI Gallery for you and up to 40 guests (catering costs not included)
  •  6 tickets to the UPI Spring Fundraiser: invitees are welcome to bring friends, colleagues, and/or underwrite the attendance of a photographer

PLUS previous level perks:

  • Limited Edition print by a UPI-exhibited photographer†
  • Invitation to an exclusive UPI summer event on the waterfront, which will include a sneak preview of Photoville programming
  • Priority pre-reservations for Photoville Workshops, Talks & Special Events
  • Limited Edition UPI 2018 calendar featuring Gilbert the pup, photographed by rockstar photographer Janette Beckman and “mashed-up” by legendary artist Cey Adams
  • Invitation to Members-Only events at the UPI Gallery held at least 2 times a year
  • Receive a special UPI keyring offering access to discounts at local participating stores in DUMBO in 2018
  • Recognized as a Partner on both the UPI & Photoville websites, and you’ll be the recipient of our deepest gratitude!
$3,500 is tax-deductible

CHAMPION

$10,000+/year

Invest in Photoville, UPI’s marquee initiative, by sponsoring a UPI-produced container exhibition. Make a direct, positive impact on the development of an artist’s career.

UPI CHAMPION PERKS:

PLUS previous level perks:

  • Host a 2-hour private reception in a section of the Photoville Beer Garden during Photoville 2018, or at the UPI Gallery for you and up to 40 guests (catering costs not included)
  • Limited Edition print by a UPI-exhibited photographer†
  • Invitation to an exclusive UPI summer event on the waterfront, which will include a sneak preview of Photoville programming
  • Priority pre-reservations for Photoville Workshops, Talks & Special Events
  • Limited Edition UPI 2018 calendar featuring Gilbert the pup, photographed by rockstar photographer Janette Beckman and “mashed-up” by legendary artist Cey Adams
  • Invitation to Members-Only events at the UPI Gallery held at least 2 times a year
  • Receive a special UPI keyring offering access to discounts at local participating stores in DUMBO in 2018
  • Recognized as a Champion on both the UPI & Photoville websites, and you’ll be the recipient of our deepest gratitude!
$7,000 is tax-deductible

VISIONARY

$15,000+/year

To join UPI as a Visionary-level member, please email us at  members@unitedphotoindustries.com.

† Your choice of one Limited Edition print (subject to availability):

‡ Host a 2-hour private reception

2 hour Reception will include event management, security, power, and music playback. It does not include food, beverages, or any additional services. You will have until June 1, 2018 to confirm date, time and details.