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Philly Artists: Here’s A $5k Grant You Should Apply For Right Now

May 9, 2022
Image: Cesar Viveros, 2021 Velocity Fund Grantee, Collaborative artwork at Iglesias Gardens

Applying for grants can be intimidating and confusing, and I’m speaking from personal experience. And that’s why today I’m so excited to tell y’all about The Velocity Fund!

Now in its fifth year, The Velocity Fund directly supports artists throughout the city of Philadelphia by awarding grants up to $5,000 for community-focused projects. Past winners include Arien Wilkerson, Cesar Viveros, Lori Waselchuk and more (see all of 2021’s winners here.)

The Velocity Fund was established in 2018 with support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, whose regional regranting supports vibrant under-the-radar artistic activity by partnering with local cultural institutions. The Velocity Fund is administered by Philadelphia Contemporary, an art organization whose mission is to connect the people and places of Philadelphia through art and partnership.

Who can apply? Individual visual artists​ and​ artist run spaces/collectives who are located within the city limits ​of Philadelphia. And this application process is so straightforward. Please, if you’ve ever had a negative experience applying for a grant before, cast those hesitations aside and look into applying for this grant now. This is money waiting for awesome local artists who want to create impactful projects!

CLICK HERE to learn how to apply today. The deadline to apply is June 6.

And, if you have questions or want help with the process, join Philadelphia Contemporary for one of their three remaining Grant Application Info Sessions! During these sessions, The Velocity Fund team will answer questions about the application process and introduce past and current projects:

  • Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 6pm
    • In-Person Event: Hosted by Philadelphia Folklore Project
    • Featuring 2021 Grantee Cesar Viveros
    • Philadelphia Folklore Project, 735 S 50th Street
    • RSVP here!
  • Friday, May 20, 2022 at 1pm
    • In Person Event: Joint Information Session with Leeway Foundation
    • Cherry Street Pier, 121 N Christopher Columbus Blvd
    • RSVP here!
  • Thursday, June 2 at 1pm
    • On-Line Event: Joint Information Session with NextFab
    • Featuring 2021 Grantee Maria Dumlao
    • RSVP here!

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity, Philly!

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