What would you create if you had a million dollars? How could you build on Treefort’s event and audience? How could temporary art create an impact that further defines Boise’s identity?
Boise City Department of Arts and History and Mayor Dave Bieter are looking for that big idea to apply for the first Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Temporary Public Art Challenge. At least three cities will be selected to receive $1 million each over two years to implement the proposed project or projects.
Entrepreneur, philanthropist and media titan Michael Bloomberg set up Bloomberg Philanthropies to support innovation and creativity in five areas of focus: public health, arts and culture, the environment, education and government innovation. Because Bloomberg is a former New York City mayor, he also ties in a connection to the mayor's office to help strengthen partnerships between local government and private enterprise.
This challenge also seeks to engage audiences, create an economic impact and add to our city’s identity by transforming urban spaces through dynamic public art.
The mayor’s office will submit the application.
Artists and architects are encouraged to present their proposals to the city by Dec 1. You can find an application online at the Department of Arts and History. For more information, contact Public Art Manager Karen Bubb at firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-433-5677.