Dates & Deadlines

  • Applications open on Submittable: March 24, 2023
  • ​Applications due: June 6, 2023 at 11:59PM
  • Grantees notified: August 2023

Application Checklist

  • Lead Applicant’s Contact Information
  • Brief Artist & Collaborator Bios
  • Project Proposal
  • Work Samples and Descriptions
  • Budget Form (Blank PDF | Sample PDF | Excel Options)
'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?

  • 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.