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David Andersson

David Andersson joined Bloomberg Associates in November 2018. He advises cities in their efforts to support their local arts and cultural communities by offering guidance in equitable grantmaking, public art investments, data collection and evaluation, and non-profit governance. His work with municipal arts agencies helps strengthen their cities’ cultural sectors and promote vibrant art experiences for all of their residents and visitors.

David also manages the Bloomberg Philanthropies Asphalt Art Initiative, which helps cities create arts-driven street redesigns that improve pedestrian safety, revitalize public space, and engage local communities. He is also an adviser to the World Cities Culture Forum, a global network of city arts leaders.

Prior to joining Bloomberg Associates, David worked as the Director of Special Projects for the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, where he helped manage the City’s Cultural Development Fund grant program that awarded roughly $50 million to more than 900 cultural nonprofits each year.

David holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and is a practicing visual artist.