Bloomberg Philanthropies announced today that Orlando was one of eight recipients nationwide of a $1 million grant to support temporary public art projects to support local civic issues.
Orlando will be using the funds to support an installation entitled, “Art Pollination: Building Food Justice Through Creativity.” The collaborative project will feature local non-profits like Black Bee Honey, 4 Roots, Hebni Nutrition Consultants, Ideas For Us, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, and the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, as well as the Downtown Arts District and Snap! Orlando.
Over 150 project proposals were submitted from 40 different cities across the country and the winners include Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Honolulu, and Baltimore. The winners have the next 24 months to develop and launch their projects.
Click HERE to learn more about the Public Art Challenge program.