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Eight New U.S. Cities to Receive Public Art Challenge Grants of Up to $1 Million

April 18, 2023 at 12:39 pm EDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced the eight winning cities for the third Public Art Challenge, receiving grants of up to $1 million each for temporary public art projects that address an urgent civic issue. Selected cities will focus on challenges related to climate change, equity, food insecurity, gun violence, homelessness, public health, and revitalization. Along with the Public Art Challenge grant, each city will receive technical support from Bloomberg Philanthropies to execute their projects over the next two years. Participating artists include Derrick Adams and Juan William Chavez, with more to be selected in the coming months. The winning cities were announced at Bloomberg CityLab 2023 in Washington, D.C., the preeminent global cities summit held in partnership with the Aspen Institute. Since launching in 2014, the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge has spurred more than $100 million in economic benefits for participating cities and action across a range of civic issues.

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