Artist Relief Fund for Philadelphia Visual Artists

Artist Relief Fund for Philadelphia Visual Artists

This Deadline Expired: Monday, April 27, 2020

Artists who need financial relief can apply now—the application is short and simple.

Please read the COVID-19 Artist Emergency Relief Grants FAQ page for further details on eligibility, the application process, and grant distribution. 

First Application Deadline: Monday, April 27, 2020

APPLY HERE

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has authorized The Velocity Fund, which is administered by Temple Contemporary at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, to allocate funds to create and administer a COVID-19 Artist Emergency Relief Fund for Philadelphia’s visual artists with urgent need due to the pandemic. 

Over the coming months, The Velocity Fund will manage the distribution of individual $1,000 unrestricted, one-time grants to Philadelphia visual artists based on an open application process.

Any practicing visual artist, who is currently a resident of Philadelphia and has experienced financial loss and/or hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic is encouraged to apply.  

To ensure equity and transparency in the distribution of these funds, Temple Contemporary will select the recipients of this Emergency Fund through a blind-drawing (lottery) of all eligible applications. To increase the accessibility of funds during this ongoing crisis, the grants will be available and distributed in multiple phases. This staggered approach will allow artists not currently impacted by COVID-19 the opportunity to apply in the future if their situation changes.  

Artists who need financial relief can apply now—the application is short and simple. Please read the COVID-19 Artist Emergency Relief Grants FAQ page for further details on eligibility, the application process and grant distribution.  

First Application Deadline: Monday, April 27, 2020 

Alan Lankin's paintings, acrylic on canvas, are abstract explorations of color and shape, line and mass, movement and balance.
Alan Lankin
Alan Lankin

Alan Lankin's paintings, acrylic on canvas, are abstract explorations of color and shape, line and mass, movement and balance.…

Alan Lankin's paintings, acrylic on canvas, are abstract explorations of color and shape, line and mass, movement and balance. …

Alan Lankin's paintings, acrylic on canvas, are abstract explorations of color and shape, line and mass, movement and balance. …

Mark Thellmann
Mark Thellmann
Sandra's colorful and expressive abstract paintings and collages are about "place", and take inspiration from the landscape - While the artworks are not a representation of any specific location, they oftentimes are evocative of landscape. She invites the viewer to engage with her artworks through memory, imagination, and reverie. Working with oil paint, oil pigment sticks, watercolor and other media, her paintings and collages have been described by a curator as “visceral and expressive”.
Sandra Benhaim
Sandra Benhaim

Sandra's colorful and expressive abstract paintings and collages are about "place", and take inspiration from…

Sandra's colorful and expressive abstract paintings and collages are about "place", and take inspiration from the landscape - While the artworks are not a representation of any specific…

Sandra's colorful and expressive abstract paintings and collages are about "place", and take inspiration from the landscape - While the artworks are not a representation of any specific location, they oftentimes…

My recent works are a break from the painterly images I have made in the past few years. In a search for something more deliberate I changed my painting method and style. It is an abstraction using crosshatching, a technique usually reserved for rendering form and depth I have created an abstract flat image more akin to topography verging on minimalism. The linear hatch marks are made on a matte gradiated background which focuses the viewer on the duality of surface and color. These works are a meditation on labor and time: of coming together and the borders that separate us. The marks are not only creating an aesthetic pattern they are literally the marking of art, and the work that has gone into the piece.
Brian Palmieri
Brian Palmieri

My recent works are a break from the painterly images I have made in the past few years. In a search for something more deliberate…

My recent works are a break from the painterly images I have made in the past few years. In a search for something more deliberate I changed my painting method and style. It is an abstraction using crosshatching,…

My recent works are a break from the painterly images I have made in the past few years. In a search for something more deliberate I changed my painting method and style. It is an abstraction using crosshatching, a technique…

Leah Reynolds is an installation artist whose work is concerned with the growth and proliferation of forms over time.
Leah Reynolds
Leah Reynolds

Leah Reynolds is an installation artist whose work is concerned with the growth and proliferation of forms over time.…

Leah Reynolds is an installation artist whose work is concerned with the growth and proliferation of forms over time.…

Leah Reynolds is an installation artist whose work is concerned with the growth and proliferation of forms over time.…

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