Bloomberg Philanthropies announced that cities can now apply for Asphalt Art Initiative Grants, which will provide as many as 20 U.S. cities up to $25,000 each for projects that use art and design to improve street safety, revitalize public spaces, and engage residents of their communities. This program is inspired by work done to improve pedestrian safety and revitalize New York City streets during Michael R. Bloomberg’s tenure as Mayor from 2002-2013 and the work of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ pro bono consulting arm Bloomberg Associates.
The grant program is designed not just to create vibrant new public spaces but also to build city capacity for working with artists and community groups on projects involving transportation infrastructure.
In this second round, all United States cities are welcome to apply from March 2 to April 30, 2021. Winning cities will be announced in fall 2021 and all selected projects will be installed by the fall of 2022.
They will be hosting a virtual information session on applying to the Initiative on Tuesday, April 6th at 4:00 p.m. ET. Program staff will talk through the guidelines and application form and will be available to answer questions.
Learn more and apply here.