August 20, 2018
The Velocity Fund, a new program created by Temple Contemporary at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture to directly support visual artists living in the city of Philadelphia, has announced its inaugural grant winners. Fourteen new art projects conceived by Philadelphia artists—most of them proposing to work collaboratively—were selected from more than 120 applicants to receive awards of up to $5,000. The 2018 Velocity Fund grantees:
Davelle Barnes* — The Black Veterans Art Conference
Timothy Belknap* and Taji Ra'oof Nahl, a.k.a. TR7 — Drape and Cladding
Steve Burns*, Alexa Smith, Warren Longmire, Kai Davis, Kareem Groomes and Miriam Harris (APIARY Magazine) — APIARY X
March 15, 2018
Temple Contemporary at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture (Temple University) has announced the creation of The Velocity Fund, an initiative that will directly support visual artists living in the city of Philadelphia with grants of up to $5,000.
Established with the support of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Velocity Fund is one of 12 Regional Re-granting Programs launched by the foundation to fund “under-the-radar artistic activity” by partnering with leading cultural institutions in cities across the nation where the level of self-organized artistic activity is the highest. The Velocity Fund is the first Warhol Foundation-supported regional re-granting program in Pennsylvania, and only the second on the East Coast between Maine and Florida.