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Atlanta BeltLine Issues Call for Proposals for Permanent Sculpture on the Eastside Trail

Sculpture will become part of Art on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Continuing Exhibition

ATLANTA –The Atlanta BeltLine is looking for experienced artists and designers to submit proposals for a large scale, outdoor sculpture to display along the Eastside Trail. Sculptures should be monumental in size with a three-dimensional form and be visible from at least 100 yards away. Newly created or existing work can be submitted. Other guidelines and details for proposed work can be found within the Request for Proposals.

Possible themes include rail transit & public transportation, environmental issues within urban spaces, and/or the history of Atlanta; however, all other theme choices will be considered. The selection process may include interviews and reviews of proposed work by Atlanta BeltLine and City of Atlanta personnel, as well as members of the art community. General design descriptions, construction details, desired materials, and installation notes will also be reviewed.

Funding will be available for design, fabrication, engineering, installation, and transportation of the art. Up to $25,000 will be available for artist design and other costs thanks to a grant from the Tim and Lauren Schrager Family Foundation.

Location for the sculpture will be along the Eastside Trail at the end of Angier Springs Road across from the Gateway connection that leads into Historic Fourth Ward Park. The proposal deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 16, 2015. A site visit for interested artists is scheduled for Saturday, October 24 at 2:00 p.m. where artists and designers can view and photograph the site, as well as receive answers to any questions.

Public art is central to the Atlanta BeltLine and art-related programs showcase a diverse portfolio, from permanent sculpture and performance to the largest temporary exhibit in the southeast. The historic rail corridor has become a linear, public gallery that is seen by thousands of people each year. Six years of programming has brought hundreds of visual and performing works to Atlanta BeltLine neighborhoods. More information about art and the Atlanta BeltLine can be found at art.beltline.org.

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