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Arts, Culture, and Transportation (ACT) Fellowship

Transportation for America created the Arts, Culture, and Transportation (ACT) Fellowship to provide support for professionals looking to increase their knowledge of the transportation planning and design process, and develop creative placemaking skills to better integrate artistic and cultural practices in transportation projects.

T4America provided hands-on, curated learning opportunities to a cohort of 11 working professionals from across the United States including transportation planners, artists, community organizers, and others working at the intersection of the arts and transportation.

The ACT Fellows formed four cohorts representing Seattle, WA; Austin, TX; Indianapolis, IN; and Springdale, AR. Inaugural ACT Fellows included the following people:

  • Keiko Budech, Communications Manager, Transportation Choices Coalition (Seattle/Puget Sound, WA)
  • Cecelia DeLeon, Visual Artist and Teaching Artist (Seattle/Puget Sound, WA)
  • Katherine Gregor, Principal, Katherine Gregor Communications / Communications, Austin Transportation Department (Austin, TX)
  • Sue Lambe, Manager, City of Austin Art in Public Places Program, City of Austin (Austin, TX)
  • Danicia Monét Malone, Urban Planner, Programs & Facilities Manager, Purdue Black Cultural Center (West Lafayette, IN and Indianapolis, IN)
  • Jackie Nirenberg, Community Engagement Manager, Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Austin, TX)
  • Jessica Ramirez, Director of Community Engagement, Puget Sound Sage (Seattle/Puget Sound, WA)
  • Antony Ramos, Director of Digital Marketing, Fruit of Business (Springdale, AR)
  • Brittanie Redd, Principal Planner for Land Use Strategy, Department of Metropolitan Development (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Shann Thomas, Visual Artist and Teaching Artist: Film & Photography (Seattle/Puget Sound, WA)
  • Erika Wilhite, Artistic Director, En Masse Arts (Springdale, AR)

    This program was made possible with support from the Kresge Foundation.