In the greater funding landscape for the arts, it’s rare to find money for independent artists’ projects. That’s why Artblog is excited to announce the brand new, Philadelphia-specific grant source, The Velocity Fund!
Created to offer opportunities for independent visual artists working in cross-disciplinary or experimental formats in Philadelphia, The Velocity Fund will award grants up to $5,000 to 10-15, single-year projects in 2018. Applications are open now until June 1, 2018, and grants will be announced in September, 2018, for projects to be undertaken and completed by Fall, 2019.
Established in 2017, The Velocity Fund is a special fund of Temple Contemporary, the award-winning community-centered art space at Tyler School of Art, with support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Regional Regranting Program.
The Velocity Fund is the Warhol Foundation’s twelfth Regional Regranting Program in the U.S. and only the fourth Regranting Program in the Eastern U.S., joining Baltimore, Portland, ME, and Miami as other cities working with The Foundation to award individual artist grants.
By Roberta Fallon