Bloomberg Philanthropies Grants $1 Million for Anchorage Public Art Project
City to partner with Anchorage Museum to Create “SEED Lab,” winning project of Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge.
Environmentalist, philanthropist, and former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg joined Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz at the Anchorage Museum to announce that the city has been named a 2018 Public Art Challenge winner. Anchorage will receive up to $1 million as part of the Public Art Challenge for its project, Solutions for Energy and Equity through Design (SEED) Lab.
The City will partner with the Anchorage Museum to turn a neglected downtown building in the city's growing design district into a vibrant and vital cultural center. SEED Lab seeks to build collaborations between artists, designers, engineers, and community members to draw attention to climate change and incubate solutions. Resulting projects will be prototyped with extensive community engagement....