Announcing the 2019 Velocity Fund Grantees
For its second year of regranting, The Velocity Fund—established in 2018 by Temple Contemporary at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture with the support of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts—has awarded grants to 14 art projects by Philadelphia artists. You can learn more about the selected projects here.
Above: "Music for Plants, by Plants," by artist Raul Romero, one of the 2019 Velocity Fund grantees.
Earlier this year, Temple Contemporary installed repair kits for musical instruments in every Philadelphia public school music classroom—the latest phase of Symphony for a Broken Orchestra project, a multi-year, city-wide effort initiated by Temple Contemporary, its many institutional partners and hundreds of professional and amateur musicians throughout the city. Together, these musicians performed a unique composition written by acclaimed composer David Lang specifically for the sounds these instruments can only make in their broken state. For more information, please visit symphonyforabrokenorchestra.org.Read more
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage has awarded a grant to 1000 Ways to Listen, a multi-year performance project involving theater artists Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone (known as 600 HIGHWAYMEN) and curator Simon Dove that will connect a broad cross-section of Philadelphia residents with 1,000 Philadelphia performers/listeners in order to create opportunities for empathetic listening. Image: 600 Highwaymen, "The Fever," 2017. Photo courtesy 600 Highwaymen.Read more
Many of our peer museums and galleries come up with a great idea and then start looking for an audience to come and see it. At Temple Contemporary, we start with the public first! Our programming is designed with the public at the forefront of our process. Learn about how we do it here.Read more