Terms of Service


The Public Art Challenge aims to support temporary public art projects that engage citizens, celebrate creativity and generate a positive impact on cities.

Please read the following terms and conditions of service for the Public Art Challenge (“Terms of Service for the Public Art Challenge”). Any capitalized terms used in the Terms of Service for the Public Art Challenge but not herein defined shall have the meanings given to them in this Website’s Terms of Use, available here: Terms of Use | Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Applications must be submitted by a municipality’s authorized representative under the direction of that municipality’s mayor, chief executive, or equivalent. Unless otherwise agreed to by you and BPS (as defined in this Website’s Terms of Use, no material submitted via this Website or otherwise to BPS or its representatives or partners is confidential and BPS and its representatives, partners, agents, sublicensees, and affiliates and related parties shall have the non-exclusive right to reproduce, distribute, create derivative works from and otherwise use and shall be under no obligation to maintain the confidentiality of any ideas, content submitted or the outcome of submitted applications. You acknowledge that you and the municipality which you represent (“Your City”) will receive no payment from any member of BPS in connection with such non-exclusive right. In addition, no member of BPS expects to receive or make payment for the use of your submitted ideas or materials, regardless of whether such use saves money or even generates a profit.

You represent and warrant that Your City has the right to submit the ideas presented in your Public Art Challenge application. In addition, you acknowledge that the submission of any information via the Website, including personal information that you provide when electronically submitting the Public Art Challenge application, is subject to this Website’s Privacy Policy. Use of the contact information that you provide in the online application is intended for the purpose of communicating with you and informing you about the Public Art Challenge.

Participation in the Public Art Challenge is also subject to criteria listed on this Website or otherwise, including, but not limited to, the “Eligibility Criteria”, “Selection Criteria”, and “Frequently Asked Questions” sections of this Website. You acknowledge that if Your City is awarded a grant as part of the Public Art Challenge, you or another individual authorized to act on behalf of Your City, may have to enter into additional agreements, on behalf of Your City, with BPS or any part thereof, including a grant agreement, in order to receive a grant.

Certain system requirements regarding the hardware, software, and other technical elements used to receive, view, or submit documents must be met. Use of this Website or access to its content may be inhibited or prohibited at any time, even if you have already begun participating in a particular activity or utilizing a particular feature. Participation in the Public Art Challenge by a municipality does not guarantee that its application will be accepted or that it will be awarded a grant.

As your municipality’s main point of contact for the Public Art Challenge, you represent, warrant, and covenant that you have the power and authority to use this Website and electronically submit the application on behalf of Your City. You and Your City are fully responsible for all use of and activity on this Website by you and other employees of Your City, including employees that you designate or otherwise permit to access the participant-only section of the Public Art Challenge part of this Website. You represent, warrant and covenant that all information you provide about yourself is truthful, accurate and up-to-date. You or Your City shall promptly send notification to publicart@bloomberg.org if you are no longer authorized by Your City to be Your City’s primary contact for the Public Art Challenge.

You acknowledge and agree that members of BPS may communicate with you electronically about the Public Art Challenge. You represent, warrant and covenant, on your own behalf and on behalf of Your City, that you shall use, accept, and retain electronic records, electronic communications, and electronic signatures and that Your City is not prohibited from using, accepting, or receiving such electronic information.