Healing Verse Poetry Line

woman smiling stands between two doors

The Parlay: Birdsong

Person singing with guitar under Ben Franklin bridge


a person holding several flowers and blowing some petals from their mouth

Welcome to Philadelphia Contemporary

Founded in 2016, Philadelphia Contemporary is a contemporary art organization whose mission is to connect the people and places of Philadelphia through art and partnership.

The Velocity Fund

The regional regranting program funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts is now hosted by Philadelphia Contemporary. The ​Velocity ​Fund is open to a wide range of experimental practices, particularly those that emphasize collaboration between artistic genres leading to expanded audiences, fresh outcomes and an enriched multi-disciplinary discourse. Applications open in Spring 2022. Grants up to $5000 will be awarded to Philadelphia-based artists. Image: Wren Rene, Still from The Command Center to Bring Women Home, directed by Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich, 2021.

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two Black women hold up a circular mirror reflecting the image of another Black woman standing in front of them. All are smiling. They are standing amongst nature and trees