Arts & Transportation Rapid Response

Photo: Kahlim Davis

In the summer of 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Smart Growth America (SGA) launched the Arts & Transportation Rapid Response initiative. The initiative partnered transportation agencies with artists to develop creative solutions to pandemic-related transportation challenges.

In the first round of the initiative, SGA worked with the Bay Area, CA, Oakland, CA, Las Vegas, NV, West Central Minnesota, and Detroit, MI to rapidly implement five unique projects.

In the second round of the initiative, SGA is focusing exclusively on transit and selected Atlanta, GA, Pittsburgh, PA, and Ware, MA. to receive assistance from artists. You can read more about why SGA narrowed the scope of the initiative to transit here.

This program was made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Kresge Foundation.