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Can’t wait to see some more great public art in Camden!

NEWS ALERT: Bloomberg Philanthropies Announces Camden to Be One of Five Cities to Receive $1 Million in Public Art Challenge

NEWS ALERT: Bloomberg Philanthropies Announces Camden to Be One of Five Cities to Receive $1 Million in Public Art Challenge

City set to transform illegal dumping sites along New Jersey’s public transportation network into art spaces

Big news!Today Bloomberg Philanthropies announced that Camden has been named one of its five Public Art Challenge winners! The City will receive $1 million for “A New View,” a public art project that will transform sites long plagued by illegal dumping along major transit corridors into dynamic art spaces, both inspiring residents and attracting visitors.

“A New View” will include art installations and creative programming along the PATCO high-speed line, RiverLine light rail, and the Camden GreenWay trail network. Led by Cooper’s Ferry Partnership and Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, the collaboration will engage independent curators, the Camden Collaborative Initiative environmental consortium, the Camden City Cultural and Heritage Commission, local businesses, and residents in an effort to combat dumping and strengthen the local artistic community.

Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies and Bloomberg LP, and Mayor of New York City (2001-2013), said, “Public art has the power to bring people together to strengthen their communities. Camden is harnessing that power by transforming dumping sites into works of art along the city’s public transit routes, which will symbolize -- and further spur -- the city's ongoing resurgence. I’m glad to congratulate Camden on being a winner of our Public Art Challenge.” More than 200 cities applied for the 2018 Public Art Challenge, with fourteen finalists announced in July. The other four winners include Anchorage, Alaska; Parkland, Florida; Jackson, Mississippi; and Tulsa, Oklahoma.

“We are honored and overwhelmed that Bloomberg Philanthropies recognizes the value of investing in Camden and our community,” said Meishka Mitchell, Vice President of Cooper’s Ferry Partnership. “Their support will bring phenomenal art and an important message to long-neglected areas of the city, offering inspiration and promise to current and future residents.”

Read more on this exciting announcement here, and stay updated on developments for "A New View" at



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