The application for Philadelphia-based visual artists who are currently facing financial need due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Application Opens: 04/17/2020 

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. 

The first round of funding was held on April 27, 2020
The second round of funding was held on June 17, 2020.

The next round of funding will be in August 2020.

Any eligible artist who does not receive funding in the first lottery drawing will automatically be entered into the next pool of applications to receive funding as the next application cycle opens.  

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.