1. Bloomberg Philanthropies names Holyoke national finalist for $1 million art grant

    Bloomberg Philanthropies names Holyoke national finalist for $1 million art grant

    Bloomberg Philanthropies on Wednesday named the El Corazon de Holyoke (The Heart of Holyoke) and the city, along with 14 communities nationwide, as finalists for a Public Arts Challenge Grant. Holyoke competed with more than 200 applicants for the coveted grants of up to $1 million. Bloomberg Philanthropies will name three winners in the fall. The applications hail from communities with 30,000 or more residents.

     

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    1. This year's applications will reflect a diversity of creativity and experimentation for the public to experience, and the willingness of civic leaders to embrace artists in addressing complex urban challenges.
    2. This effort has been a community partnership that includes residents of South Holyoke and the Flats, and organizations such as Nueva Esperanza, the Center for Design and Engagement, and the city.
    3. We welcome the next stage in the competition and look forward to putting our best foot forward.
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