In an announcement made Thursday, Philly was one of eight cities awarded a $1 million grant for a new public art and community outreach project. The grant is part of the Public Art Challenge, led by former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Bloomberg Philanthropies.
“The arts have an incredible power to inspire creativity and spark collaboration on some of the most pressing urban challenges,” Bloomberg said in a news release. “These eight projects will help foster community action on issues like public health, climate change, homelessness, and more. We look forward to working with the winners as they bring their projects to life.”