Asphalt Art Initiative

Posted: October 29, 2019

Deadline: December 12, 2019

Grantor: Bloomberg Philanthropies

Additional Information
The Asphalt Art Initiative grant program 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 30,000-500,000) with the goal of:
  • Improving street and pedestrian safety
  • Revitalizing and beautifying underutilized public space
  • Promoting collaboration and civic engagement in local communities.
The program will award ten (10) cities grants of up to $25,000 each. Each grant must be used to design and implement at least one project in the applicant city during calendar year 2020.

Eligibility
Cities with populations between 30,000 and 500,000 are welcome to apply. Only one application per city will be accepted. Each application’s Project Team must address the following topics:
  • Lead Applicant
  • Fiscal Agent
  • Project Management
  • Creative Vision
  • Site Selection
  • Project Duration
  • Budget
  • Content.
Please refer to the Bloomberg Associates Asphalt Art Guide to gather inspiration from successful asphalt art projects in cities around the world. The Guide includes contact information for case studies, detailed guidance and best practices for implementing similar projects, with cost- and time-saving advice on every step of the project, from site selection to implementation and maintenance.

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