Austin is one of 14 cities in the running to receive as much as $1 million from the Bloomberg Philanthropies as part of the foundations 2018 Public Art Challenge.
More than 200 cities across the country applied to the program that aims to fund public art that addresses civic issues.
Austin’s proposal is a joint project put forward by the Contemporary Austin in conjunction with the city of Austin. Called “Right to the City,” the proposal is for a series of installations to be placed in public parks in underserved communities. Artist collective Superflex would lead the collaborative project that would involve other artists to create work that reflects the Austin’s cultural heritage and identities.
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