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Animating Infrastructure

Animating Infrastructure Grants support community projects that integrate art with infrastructure improvements. Through this program, the Council strives to demonstrate the positive impact of art in helping communities meet goals of livability, walkability, safety, economic vitality, and community vibrancy, and to support the creation of unique infrastructure projects where function and art are one and the same.

The Council's definition of infrastructure is broad. Anything that serves a functional purpose in the built or natural environment qualifies. Proposed projects would not be limited to, but could include improvements to:

  • buildings
  • recreational paths
  • parks
  • bridges
  • small-scale renewable energy projects
  • water treatment facilities

For examples of fundable projects, look at this list of FY2017 grantees as well as these descriptions of sample projects.