Announcing the COVID-19 Arts Aid PHL Fund

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance is pleased to announce a partnership with the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) and the Philadelphia Cultural Fund (PCF) to support artists and arts organizations in the Philadelphia region.

The COVID-19 Arts Aid PHL Fund will support individual artists as well as small arts and culture organizations (annual budgets no greater than $250,000) and mid-sized organizations (annual budgets of $250,000 – $15M) whose operations, work and livelihood have been deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Arts Aid PHL has already received over $3 million in support, led by a $2.5 million grant from the William Penn Foundation. OACCE, PCF and GPCA provided the seed funding to create the fund and leadership gifts have been received by The Barra Foundation and Wyncote Foundation with additional support received from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation as well as Connelly Foundation, Independence Foundation, Lenfest Foundation and Victory Foundation. The fund is expected to increase as other foundations, corporate partners, organizations and individuals contribute throughout the coming weeks and months.

Applications will open in the upcoming weeks, with applications first being opened for individual artists and small organizations, where the need for support is particularly urgent.  We will provide you with information about guidelines, application open dates, and deadlines as they become available. To sign up for updates, please visit our sign-up page.

We are proud of the way that our arts and cultural community has stepped up to provide entertainment and connection for the public during isolation. The arts are a voice of hope in these uncertain times. We ask you to join us in supporting these vital assets to our region during this time of great need.