Operation Paydirt/Fundred Dollar Bill Project

Mel Chin's avatar Mel Chin

Operation Paydirt, initiated by artist Mel Chin, invites the people of Grand Rapids to participate as artistic collaborators in expressing and actualizing a future free of childhood lead poisoning! Through a single act of creative expression, we can invest in the solution to lead poisoning. By creating and donating a special hand-drawn currency - a Fundred Dollar Bill - your voice can make an impact locally, and nationally. Your Fundred will be represented during ArtPrize and then join the growing national collection of 450,000. Once millions of Fundred Dollar Bills are collected around the country they will be brought to Washington D.C. for a delivery event. The goal is to exchange the Fundreds for real resources to deliver us from the invisible threat of lead. During ArtPrize, every Fundred collected at the Fed Galleries @ KCAD, will be counted, secured and valued as part of the gallery installation for the duration of the exhibit. Any participating school, organization, business, or group (only 1/person!) are invited to select a representative Fundred to be showcased on the gallery wall with appropriate credit. For more information on how you can get involved visit http://www.kcad.edu/op/

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