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 

Annette Cords

Annette Cords is an interdisciplinary artist whose work spans diverse media, from painting and weaving to installation and…

Annette Cords is an interdisciplinary artist whose work spans diverse media, from painting and weaving to installation and sculpture. Her Jacquard tapestries focus on the convergence of visual and textual…

Annette Cords is an interdisciplinary artist whose work spans diverse media, from painting and weaving to installation and sculpture. Her Jacquard tapestries focus on the convergence of visual and textual languages, making…

Jaime Alvarez

Jaime Alvarez is an artist living and working in Philadelphia. His background is in photography but has been known to make…

Jaime Alvarez is an artist living and working in Philadelphia. His background is in photography but has been known to make site specific installations. …

Jaime Alvarez is an artist living and working in Philadelphia. His background is in photography but has been known to make site specific installations. …

Leah Macdonald

Leah Macdonald's diversity and experience in the realms of photography, encaustic painting and mixed media continue…

Leah Macdonald's diversity and experience in the realms of photography, encaustic painting and mixed media continue to merge and compliment one another.…

Leah Macdonald's diversity and experience in the realms of photography, encaustic painting and mixed media continue to merge and compliment one another.…

Leslie Grigsby

Leslie, a career professional in the museum field, lives in Wilmington, Delaware and creates her artworks in glass seed beads…

Leslie, a career professional in the museum field, lives in Wilmington, Delaware and creates her artworks in glass seed beads and thread. Leslie's works variously are inspired by science fiction,…

Leslie, a career professional in the museum field, lives in Wilmington, Delaware and creates her artworks in glass seed beads and thread. Leslie's works variously are inspired by science fiction, science fact, art history…

Madeleine Walton

Madeleine Walton transforms blank walls into a spaces filled with color, texture, depth, and dimension through the use of…

Madeleine Walton transforms blank walls into a spaces filled with color, texture, depth, and dimension through the use of manipulated porcelain. Each work is the culmination of many pieces resulting in…

Madeleine Walton transforms blank walls into a spaces filled with color, texture, depth, and dimension through the use of manipulated porcelain. Each work is the culmination of many pieces resulting in dynamic and refined…

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