How Bloomberg Philanthropies Is Making Roads in the U.S. and Europe Safer With Beautiful Asphalt Art – Art In The News

It is this one that is a massive success in these cities. This type of painting is not sure of success. That is why the Asphalt Art Safety Study revealed that projects in Georgia citieslike Decatur along with Atlanta, has not decreased the frequency of accidents, but raised them. Atlanta experienced an increase of 41% in accidents, while Decatur witnessed a 28 percent growth in crashes.
Bloomberg Philanthropies Beautiful Asphalt Art in Europe

Bloomberg Philanthropies’ beautiful asphalt art project has launched in European cities thanks to its own research and the Sam Schwartz study. These findings revealed impressive stats regarding repairs and maintenance on asphalt at intersections that are common in urban areas.

Every European cities with an estimated population of more than 100,000 can submit their applications until 11 July 2022 to expand this program to Europe. Then, in the last quarter of 2022, the winners will be named. Work on projects can begin in 2023. The stunning asphalt art grant will be awarded to the successful applicant. Also, the applicants can avail consulting through Bloomberg Associates and AMAT (City of Milan’s Agency for Mobility, Environment, and Territory). Here is the application form and guidelines for selecting cities.

The growth to Europe is a result of two rounds of grants that were awarded in Europe and the U.S. and Europe between 2020-2021. For the United States, a total of 45 projects in the field of asphalt spanning 41 cities were done while in Europe, three cities were chosen for the pilot project for asphalt art which included Amsterdam (Netherlands), Glasgow (Scotland), and London (England).

In Amsterdam The massive work was done by the SAMA (Street Art Museum Amsterdam) and comprised pavements, benches, and planters. It was called ‘Surround Sound it is among the most important works of art created by the SAMA which covers over 90,000 square feet. The project transformed an open-air venue.