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ATD seeks nonprofit partner for art grant

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 by Tai Moses

The Austin Transportation Department is inviting nonprofit community groups to submit ideas for Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Asphalt Art Initiative grant program. According to a news release, this initiative “is designed to fund visual art interventions on roadways (intersections and crosswalks), pedestrian spaces (plazas and sidewalks), and vertical infrastructure (utility boxes, traffic barriers and underpasses) in U.S. cities with the goal of improving street and pedestrian safety, revitalizing and activating underutilized public space, and promoting collaboration and civic engagement in local communities.” As ATD Director Rob Spillar said, “Austin is a great place to live and work, made of many individual neighborhoods. Art is an important way our community knits its many neighborhoods together. The Bloomberg grant is an opportunity to help us share the messages of our community in our biggest public spaces – our streets.” Read more about the grant here. The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 9 at 5 p.m.

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