[New York City]— National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman announced today that Society for Cultural Exchange (SCE) is one of 788 not-for-profit national, regional, state, and local organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. SCE is recommended for a grant to support the 2012 Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) design competition for Freshkills Park, New York.
The LAGI 2012 competition is challenging designers to propose large-scale, permanent, site-specific public art installations that can distribute clean, renewable megawatt hours to the New York City electrical grid.
The NEA Art Works grant will be used specifically to support outreach and educational events related to the 2012 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition for Freshkills Park. These events are planned from July through October of 2012. Participants will have the opportunity to see the submitted designs to the competition, and to engage in discussions and workshops related to the aesthetic integration of renewable energy into the fabric of sustainable urban development.
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