Support for Public Art Projects in Small and Medium-Sized Cities
Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Asphalt Art Initiative is designed to fund visual art interventions on roadways, pedestrian spaces, and public infrastructure in small and medium-sized U.S. cities (with populations of 30,000 to 500,000).
The Initiative’s goals are to improve street and pedestrian safety, revitalize and beautify underutilized public space, and promote collaboration and civic engagement in local communities. Eligible sites can include portions of active roadways, sidewalks, pedestrian plazas, or transportation infrastructure such as traffic barriers, highway underpasses, or utility boxes. The program will award grants of up to $25,000 each to ten cities. Each grant must be used to design and implement at least one project in the applicant city during calendar year 2020. The application deadline is December 12, 2019.
Visit the Initiative’s website to learn more about the application process and to review the Asphalt Art Guide to gather inspiration from successful asphalt art projects.