The Velocity Fund directly supports Philadelphia-based artists by awarding grants up to $5000. Open to a wide range of experimental practices, particularly those that emphasize collaboration between artistic genres.

We are excited to support an expansive range of visual arts including photography, performance, video, cosmetology, fashion, ceramics, sand art, drawing, bookmaking, tattoo and body art, weaving, publications and bookmaking, culinary arts, crafts, installations, painting, mail art, printmaking, curatorial concepts, basketry, sculpture, calligraphy, social-engagement, woodworking, comics, murals, participatory events, glass, animation, neon, design, and more.


The Velocity Fund is administered by Philadelphia Contemporary and is supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts’s Regional Regranting Program.

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Regional Regranting Program was established in 2007 to recognize and support the movement of independently organized, public-facing, artist-centered activity that animates local and regional art scenes but that lies beyond the reach of traditional funding sources. The program is administered by non-profit visual art centers across the United States that work in partnership with the Foundation to fund artists’ experimental projects and collaborative undertakings.