Who can apply?

  • Individual artists living in Philadelphia
  • Artist-run spaces & collectives, with lead applicant living in Philadelphia


  • Projects may begin anytime after September 1, 2023, and should be completed by September 1, 2024.
  • Propose new work, or a new phase of work — rather than a project currently in production!

Who CANNOT apply?

  • Current students
  • Incorporated 501(c)3 non-profit organizations
  • For-profit business
  • Artists living outside of Philadelphia
  • A lead applicant who received a Velocity Fund grant the previous year

Who Decides?

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