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 application deadline was Monday, April 27, 2020
The next round of funding will be in mid-June.

We will continue to update The Velocity Fund and Temple Contemporary websites with future application deadlines. 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.