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Bloomberg Philanthropies: Public Art Challenge

Deadline: December 15, 2014

Bloomberg Philanthropies is launching a new program to support temporary public art projects that engage communities, enhance creativity, and enrich the vibrancy of cities. The grant is intended to provide catalytic funds as part of a strong, committed consortium of supporters. Submissions for visual and performing arts, including multimedia installations, will be considered. Applications will be evaluated on their ability to develop and execute dynamic public art projects that establish or strengthen public-private partnerships between local government and other funders, and include strong audience engagement strategies as well as a commitment to evaluating outcomes and impact on the host city. Bloomberg Philanthropies is seeking to fund projects that will:

  • Bring people together to experience public places in dynamic and transformative ways
  • Demonstrate close collaboration between artists, arts organizations and cities
  • Establish robust public-private partnerships between local government and other funders

Amount: At least three cities will be selected to receive up to $1 million each over a period of two years.

Eligibility: The application must be submitted by the mayor or chief executive of the host city. The application must be on behalf of a collaboration between the host city and an artist and/or arts organization. Cities must have at least 30,000 residents to be eligible.

Link: http://www.bloomberg.org/press/releases/bloomberg-philanthropies-launches-public-art-challenge-cities-across-united-states/

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