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Bloomberg Philanthropies: Public Art Challenge
The Public Art Challenge, an initiative of Bloomberg Philanthropies, will grant at least three cities up to $1 million each over two years to support temporary public art projects that celebrate creativity, enhance urban identity, encourage public-private partnerships, and drive economic development. Successful applications will bring people together to experience public places in dynamic and transformative ways; demonstrate close collaboration between artists, arts organizations, and cities; and establish robust public-private partnerships between local government and other funders. Submissions are encouraged from all artistic disciplines, including visual and performing arts and multimedia projects. The lead applicant should be a city of at least 30,000 residents. Applications must be submitted by December 15, 2014. Visit the Public Art Challenge website to review the selection criteria and submit an online application