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File #: 51043    Version: 1 Name: Submit a grant application for up to $1,000,000 to the Bloomberg Philanthropies' Public Art Challenge
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/29/2018 In control: Department of Planning and Community and Economic Development
On agenda: 4/10/2018 Final action: 4/10/2018
Enactment date: 4/18/2018 Enactment #: RES-18-00267
Title: Authorizing the City of Madison to submit a grant application for up to $1,000,000 to the Bloomberg Philanthropies' Public Art Challenge to fund costs for a Citywide temporary public art project and authorizing the Council President and Vice President to sign a letter of support on behalf of the Common Council to be submitted with the grant application and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a contract with Bloomberg Philanthropies to accept Grant funding if it is awarded.
Sponsors: Marsha A. Rummel, Samba Baldeh
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
4/10/20181 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/4/20181 Department of Planning and Community and Economic Development RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - REPORT OF OFFICER  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes applying for a Bloomberg Philanthropies grant for up to $1,000,000 to fund temporary public art projects that address important civic issues. The grant will cover project-related expenditures including development, execution, and marketing, but will not fund 100 percent of project costs. The grant is intended to provide catalytic funds as part of a strong, committed group of supporters for each project. Grant funds will be available for development and execution of the project over a maximum of 24 months following the announcement of final awards. No City appropriation is required for the grant application. City costs associated with the project will be included in future operating budgets subject to Common Council approval.
Title
Authorizing the City of Madison to submit a grant application for up to $1,000,000 to the Bloomberg Philanthropies' Public Art Challenge to fund costs for a Citywide temporary public art project and authorizing the Council President and Vice President to sign a letter of support on behalf of the Common Council to be submitted with the grant application and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a contract with Bloomberg Philanthropies to accept Grant funding if it is awarded.
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WHEREAS, City of Madison staff are preparing an application to Bloomberg Philanthropies as part of a highly competitive nationwide public art challenge to encourage innovative temporary public art projects that enhance the vibrancy of cities; and

WHEREAS, Bloomberg Philanthropies has invited Mayor Soglin to submit a proposal to their 2018 Public Art Challenge that demonstrates the City is partnering with artists to elevate the value of including the creative sector when developing solutions to significant urban issues; and

WHEREAS, based on Architect and Social Practice Artist Michael Ford’s success in developing Hip Hop Architecture Camp, which contributed data to the City’s Comprehensive Plan an...

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