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

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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 

Chris Curchin

My figurative work involves eyes, faces and figures decorated with dots of color in motifs of flower, rosette, teardrop,…

My figurative work involves eyes, faces and figures decorated with dots of color in motifs of flower, rosette, teardrop, scroll and leaf. For me, they express an allusion to mortality, matter and energy…

My figurative work involves eyes, faces and figures decorated with dots of color in motifs of flower, rosette, teardrop, scroll and leaf. For me, they express an allusion to mortality, matter and energy fields.…

Brooke Lanier

Brooke Lanier creates colorful, detailed, meditative watercolor and oil paintings of interactions between nature and architecture.…

Brooke Lanier creates colorful, detailed, meditative watercolor and oil paintings of interactions between nature and architecture. They combine elements of figurative and abstract painting.…

Brooke Lanier creates colorful, detailed, meditative watercolor and oil paintings of interactions between nature and architecture. They combine elements of figurative and abstract painting.…

Tremain Smith
Virginia Joyce

Virgini'a paintings are bold in color and the ink mingles with the dots of complimentary and contrasting acrylics.…

Virgini'a paintings are bold in color and the ink mingles with the dots of complimentary and contrasting acrylics.…

Virgini'a paintings are bold in color and the ink mingles with the dots of complimentary and contrasting acrylics.…

Lisa Graf

Lisa Graf is a ceramic sculptor and graphic designer. She creates abstract, organic, biomorphic forms in clay. …

Lisa Graf is a ceramic sculptor and graphic designer. She creates abstract, organic, biomorphic forms in clay. …

Lisa Graf is a ceramic sculptor and graphic designer. She creates abstract, organic, biomorphic forms in clay. …

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