Public Art Challenge – Feb 15
Posted by Bloomberg Philanthropies on January 10, 2023
Bloomberg Philanthropies invites applications for the Public Art Challenge
Bloomberg Philanthropies invites applications for the 2022 Public Art Challenge, which encourages mayors to partner with artists, elevating the value of including the creative sector when developing solutions to significant urban issues.
The program supports temporary public art projects that celebrate creativity, enhance urban identity, encourage public-private collaborations, and strengthen local economies. Mayors of United States cities with at least 30,000 residents may apply for up to $1 million in funding to create temporary public art projects that address important civic issues. Submissions for dynamic works of art across all disciplines will be considered, and proposed projects will be evaluated on their ability to generate public-private collaborations, celebrate creativity and urban identity, and strengthen local economies.
Up to 10 winners will be chosen to execute their projects—which may include multiple installations in a single city—over 24 months. Grants will cover project-related expenditures including development, execution, and marketing.
To be eligible, U.S. cities are required to have 30,000 residents or more to apply, and the lead applicant must be submitted by the mayor or chief executive of the host city on behalf of a collaboration between the city and an artist and/or arts organization.
Phase 1 applications are February 15, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. ET; finalists will be asked to submit Phase 2 applications in spring 2023.
For complete program guidelines, application instructions, and information about previously supported projects, see the Bloomberg Philanthropies website.
Deadline: February 15, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. ET
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