Wayfinding Signage Project
Thanks to a generous Our Town Grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) July 2014, Birmingham Museum of Art, in partnership with REV Birmingham, is planning a series of artistic wayfinding signs in the City Center.
The directional signage — designed in conjunction with local artists — intends to simplify and improve visitors’ experiences in downtown Birmingham by directing them to key City Center landmarks.
“We want to showcase for our visitors experiences that are authentically ‘Birmingham’,” said Gail Andrews, R. Hugh Daniel Director of the Birmingham Museum of Art. “Using Birmingham-area artists to create signage pointing to Birmingham landmarks is a great way to connect and highlight the city’s assets.”
The NEA awarded 66 Our Town grants totaling $5.073 million and reaching 38 states. They are intended to demonstrate that excellent art is as fundamental to a community’s success as land-use, transportation, education, housing, infrastructure, and public safety, helping build stronger communities that are diverse in geography and character.
The $75,000 grant must be matched through other sources. REV and the Museum of Art are working to secure that funding.