Frequently Asked Questions

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About San Francisco Beautiful 
Founded to save the iconic cable cars in 1947, San Francisco Beautiful continues to protect the character and enhance the livability of San Francisco. SF Beautiful improves civic life and co-creates spaces by connecting community ideas with resources, policy, and action. 

About SFMTA 
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is the city’s mobility manager and operates the entire surface transportation network that includes pedestrians, bicycling, transit, traffic, and parking and regulates the taxi industry. 

About Poetry Society of America
The Poetry Society of America, the nation's oldest poetry organization, was founded in 1910. Its mission is to build a larger and more diverse audience for poetry, to encourage a deeper appreciation of the vitality and breadth of poetry in the cultural conversation, to support poets through an array of programs and awards, and to place poetry at the crossroads of American life.

What is the Muni Art Project?
Through the Muni Art 2018 Project, neighbors help curate public art in our Muni buses. The 100 Muni Art buses will showcase this year’s theme, “The Art of Poetry in San Francisco”. Five preselected poems will be interpreted visually by this year’s winners. 

The deadline for artist to submit proposals was June 16th. A committee which included local gallery owners and arts institutions chose the finalists, and the public will vote for the top five finalists between July 24 - August 28​. In addition to having their art displayed on buses, the artist who receives the most votes will be awarded $2,000 and each of the remaining four will each be awarded $1,250.