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Tulsa a finalist to receive $1 million for public art project

Posted at 12:08 PM, Jul 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-18 13:08:58-04

TULSA -- Tulsa has been selected as a finalist to receive $1 million in funding for a public art project that aims to foster creative collaboration, address civic issues and support local economies.

The funding would come from Bloomberg Philanthropies. More than 200 cities applied for the project, and Tulsa was selected as one of the 14 finalists.

In February, Bloomberg Philanthropies invited mayors across the country to submit proposals for temporary public art projects which would address important issues.

If Tulsa is selected, internationally-known artist Rick Lowe would lead a team of artists in developing artwork that "deepens the collective understanding of the Greenwood story."

“As the centennial of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre approaches, we want to partner with community stakeholders and engaged citizens to tell the story of Black Wall Street. As a reminder of the dangers of hatred, the power of resilience, and the importance of reconciliation, it is a story that needs to be known far beyond the reaches of Tulsa,” Mayor G.T. Bynum said.  

Three winners will be selected from the 14 finalists during fall.

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