The Velocity Fund

The Velocity Fund directly supports artists to organize ​new ​collaborative projects throughout the city of Philadelphia by awarding grants up to $5000. Philadelphia’s visual artists are a diverse community of makers and thinkers from multiple social, economic and cultural backgrounds.  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.

The Velocity Fund is administered by Philadelphia Contemporary and is supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts’s Regional Regranting Program. 

2022 Grant Applications Open

The deadline to submit is June 6, 2022. Grantees will be notified in August 2022. Learn more by registering and attending one of the info sessions listed below.

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Info Sessions

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Thursday, March 31, 2022 - Register

Friday, April 22, 2022 - Register

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - Register

Friday, April 29th - Register

Sunday, May 1, 2022 - Register

Monday, May 2, 2022 - Register

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - Register

Friday, May 20, 2022 - Register

Thursday, June 2 - Register





2021 Velocity Fund Grantees

Andy Warhol Foundation

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Regional Regranting Program was established in 2007 to recognize and support the movement of independently organized, public-facing, artist-centered activity that animates local and regional art scenes but that lies beyond the reach of traditional funding sources. The program is administered by non-profit visual art centers across the United States that work in partnership with the Foundation to fund artists’ experimental projects and collaborative undertakings. The 32 regranting programs provide grants of up to $10,000 for the creation and presentation of new work. Programs are developed and facilitated by organizations in Alabama, Albuquerque, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Knoxville, New Orleans, Newark, Oklahoma, Omaha, Philadelphia, Phoenix & Tucson (AZ), Portland (OR), Portland (ME), Providence, Raleigh & Greensboro (NC), Saint Louis, San Francisco, San Juan, PR, Seattle, and Washington D.C.

Andy Warhol Foundation
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