The Velocity Fund

The Velocity Fund directly supports artists to organize ​new ​collaborative projects throughout the city of Philadelphia by awarding grants up to $5000. Philadelphia’s visual artists are a diverse community of makers and thinkers from multiple social, economic and cultural backgrounds; The ​Velocity ​Fund is open to a wide range of experimental practices, particularly those that emphasize collaboration between artistic genres leading to expanded audiences, fresh outcomes and an enriched multi-disciplinary discourse.

Temple Contemporary, Tyler School of Art, Velocity FundIn 2018, ​T​he Velocity Fund was established by Temple Contemporary at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture with the support of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the​ Visual Arts becoming the 12th Regional Regranting Program nationwide.

Applications Now Open for The Velocity Fund 2020.  
The Velocity Fund has planned expanded Information Sessions at a variety of cultural hubs around the city.

Please note – We are closely monitoring COVID-19 implications and will update our listings with upcoming event cancellations as more information becomes available.
In the meantime, email us at velocity@temple.edu with any of your application questions.
We are here –albeit remotely for now– to support this process.
Stay tuned for additional on-line resources.

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Regional Regranting Program aims to support vibrant, under-the-radar artistic activity by partnering with leading cultural institutions in communities across the country. The program allows The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts to reach the sizable population of informal, non-incorporated artist collectives and to support their alternative gathering spaces, publications, websites, events and other projects. Temple Contemporary in Philadelphia is the newest Regional Regranting partner. Other regranting cities include Alburquerque, Baltimore, Chicago, Houston, Kansas City, Miami, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Portland (OR), Portland (ME) and San Francisco.