Elevating the Power of the Arts to Enhance Communities
The Arts program draws on the belief that arts and culture have the power to inspire creativity, spark collaboration, and build community across the United States and around the world. Bloomberg Philanthropies supports artists, public art projects, and cultural institutions to strengthen the creative landscape in cities and improve the quality of life. These efforts include facilitating collaborations between artists and local governments to address pressing civic issues, building capacity for small and mid-sized arts organizations, and increasing visitor engagement through digital technology.
Digital Accelerator Spotlight
92nd Street Y (New York City)
Implementing an easy-to-use platform to share high-quality educational content with users and other cultural organizations.
The Apollo Theater (New York City)
Building a high-quality livestreaming system that will allow for wider distribution of live performances.
Artichoke Trust (London)
Implementing a new ticketing system to distribute free timed tickets, allowing the organization to follow up with its audiences for the first time.
Appalshop (Whitesburg, Kentucky)
Building an archive and digital asset management system of past content and improving connectivity among studio buildings in a low-bandwidth part of the United States.
Bloomberg L.P.’s award-winning European headquarters in London is the steward of a remarkable array of historical artifacts unearthed during its construction, including the largest and earliest collection of ancient Roman writing tablets discovered in Britain, the first written reference to “Londonium,” and the earliest handwritten document in Britain. To showcase these artifacts – as well as the reconstructed remains of the Roman temple that was discovered on the site in 1954 – Bloomberg created the London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE. Free and open to the public, it showcases the temple, artifacts, and a series of contemporary art commissions inspired by the archaeology of the site.