The Best Cities for Young Artists

Dresden

You won’t find a lederhosen’ed beer hall in this urban German metropolis, but you will find lots of public art. In fact, Dresden has made it a priority to make art accessible to all citizens; one percent of the city’s municipal budget is set aside for funding projects in the urban space. Outside of that funding, street artists make their mark with small pieces showing up across the city and on the internet with Tumblrs and MySpace pages dedicated to Dresden’s best. Between the city initiatives and guerrilla artists, Dresden is one big museum in its own right.