The Velocity Fund

Application Checklist:

Contact Information of Lead Organizer
Visual Support Materials and Descriptions
Brief Biography of Artists
The Velocity Fund Budget Form PDF or  XLS

Temple Contemporary, Tyler School of Art, Velocity Fund, Apply, Application Requirements

Dates & Deadlines:

  • Applications open*: March 2021
  • ​Application deadline*: June 2021
  • Notification of The Velocity Fund grants: August 2021

​*All applications must be submitted through Slideroom ​

Eligibility & Requirements:

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 2021

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.