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 subsequent rounds were held on June 17, August 31, and November 30th.

We have secured funding for an additional round in Spring 2021.

Any eligible artist who did not receive funding in the first lottery drawings 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.