Food Desert Mapping Project

idea by Arts@Large
Food Desert Mapping Project




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Overview of Idea


Arts @ Large is a non-profit arts education organization that provides sustainable arts experiences for public schools that lack access to quality arts education. Nearly 90% of the students in our program qualify for free or reduced price lunch and access to quality food resources is an issue.

The Specifics: What will the $5,000 fund?

We all know that maps help us to navigate from one destination to another but how can maps speak to these issues of justice and equity? This project will allow students from Milwaukee Public Schools to work closely with local cartographers, food experts and artist educators to explore their community by identifying the current food resources (community gardens, fresh food markets, etc.) as well as the lack of access to those resources (food deserts). Students will explore their city and develop tools that will inform their peers, community members and local public policy makers about the need for equal access to quality food in the city of Milwaukee.

$2,500 artist, expert support
$2,000 materials/supplies
$500 transportation/admission

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Submission Began
Wednesday, July 11

Submission Ended
Wednesday, August 08
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Voting Began
Thursday, August 09

Voting Ended
Thursday, August 23
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Winner Announced
Thursday, August 23

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