Arts & Transportation Rapid Response

Arts & Transportation Rapid Response is an initiative for transportation agencies looking to creatively and quickly address pandemic-related transportation challenges.

Smart Growth America (SGA) completed the first round of the initiative in Fall 2020 and is now reviewing applications for the second round which will begin in February 2021. The second round is focused exclusively on transit.

Learn more about the second round of the initiative here.

The application for the second round closed Monday, December 21, 2020 at 11:59PM ET. Agencies will be notified of their status by the end of January 2021.


In our first round of the Arts & Transportation Rapid Response we worked with the Bay Area, CA, Oakland, CA, Las Vegas, NV, West Central Minnesota, and Detroit, MI. You can learn more about the project in our summary report.

People use stencils to spray paint green animal footprints on a street.
Artist Naomi RaMona Schliesman and Jill Amundson, Associate Planner at West Central Initiative use stencils to spray paint footprints on a street in Henning, MN. Photo credit: Ne-Dah-Ness Rose Greene.