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Orlando Sentinel: City of Orlando receives $1 million grant for public art

The City of Orlando has been chosen as one of eight cities across America to receive a $1 million grant to fund a public art project. The third Public Art Challenge from Bloomberg Philanthropies also awarded Atlanta, Baltimore, Honolulu, Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Salt Lake City with grant money for projects that address a range of civic issues, including public health, equity, climate change and more. More than 150 project proposals were received from 40 U.S. cities. Orlando plans to use the funding to implement a project led by Juan William Chávez entitled “Art Pollination: Building Food Justice through Creativity.” The collaborative effort aims to engage artists and farmers to raise awareness about food insecurity and access to healthy food while focusing on food cultivation, beekeeping and pollinator education, food waste exploration and more.

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