applications will open march 2023.

Dates & Deadlines

    • Applications open*: March 2023
    • ​Application deadline*: June 2023
    • Notification of The Velocity Fund grants: August 2023

*All applications must be completed in Submittable.

Application Checklist

Contact Information of Lead Organizer


Visual Support Materials and Descriptions

Brief Biography of Artists

The Velocity Fund Budget Form PDF or XLS

'The Beardmobile' John Jarboe
‘The Beardmobile’ John Jarboe
Maria Dumlao, Lapu Lapu and The Death Of Magellan (RG), 2018
Maria Dumlao, Lapu Lapu and The Death Of Magellan (RG), 2018

Who can apply?

    • Visual artists​*​
    • Artist Run Spaces and Collectives*

*all must be located within the city limits ​of Philadelphia

Time frame

  • All funded projects must occur within one year of receiving grant award
  • Projects may not begin before September 2023

Who cannot apply?

  • Lead organizer who received a Velocity Fund grant​ from the previous year
  • Students
  • Incorporated 501(c)3 not-for-profit organizations
  • For profit organizations
  • Artists who live outside of Philadelphia
  • Artists seeking support to fund their own work with no public outcome

Who Decides?

​Applications will be reviewed by an independent panel of artists and curators from within Philadelphia and across the country.