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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

ArtPlace America ignites Great Chicago Fire Festival with $250,000 grant

Posted By on 05.21.13 at 01:33 PM

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  • A ritual burning is coming to Chicago.
Redmoon announced this week that ArtPlace America has awarded the spectacle troupe a $250,000 grant to help fund the first Great Chicago Fire Festival, to be held on the Chicago River in October 2014.

There's no mention in the announcement of previously revealed plans to build, float, and burn effigies representing the thing each Chicago neighborhood most wants to get rid of.

ArtPlace America is "a collaboration of leading national and regional foundations, banks and federal agencies" that funds projects using art as a catalyst for community revitalization.

The Fire Festival grant is one of 134 ArtPlace is making this year.

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