Sponsoring individual cultural organizations worldwide
Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Digital Accelerator program is supporting digital innovation and infrastructure at nearly 100 cultural organizations in the United States and United Kingdom. The initiative provides guidance and training aimed at strengthening their digital efforts to grow fundraising, drive revenue, and deliver dynamic programming.
As part of our Asphalt Art Initiative, we commissioned a study of the impact of art on street safety, using historical crash rates and real-time analysis of driver and pedestrian behavior. Across nearly two dozen asphalt art sites, we saw strong evidence that art installations improve road safety, with a 50% decline in crashes involving pedestrians or cyclists and a 27% increase in the rate of drivers yielding to pedestrians with the right-of-way.
The Bloomberg Arts Internship provides young people with meaningful paid work experience at cultural organizations in New York City, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Boston, and Washington, D.C., along with job-readiness training and college preparation.
Bloomberg Philanthropies has also built cultural partnerships with 700 arts institutions and countless artists in nearly all capital cities throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. As one of the largest philanthropic funders of the arts globally, we support exhibitions, artist commissions, educational programs, the world’s most important art gatherings, and more.