Atlanta BeltLine’s Successful Temporary Public Art Initiative Returns – Seeking New Commissions for 2011’s Fall Program
Atlanta, February 3, 2011 – Following the success of its inaugural year, “Art on the Atlanta BeltLine,” the City’s first-ever temporary art exhibit in the Atlanta BeltLine corridor, has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) from artists for a new temporary public art program in the fall of 2011. Artists throughout Atlanta’s eclectic communities are encouraged to submit proposals that marry their artistic visions with the landscape and sustainability themes of the City’s comprehensive redevelopment project.
Proposals should reflect the historic, environmental, cultural, functional, urban design and/or aesthetic parameters of the potential sites and should be well-researched by the candidates. The submission deadline is March 28, 2011. The RFP can be found online at art.beltline.org and is available for download now.
Installation will begin the week of July 25, 2011. Projects must be installed no later than August 31. A timeline and installation schedule will be developed with each artist or artist team.
Four workshops will be hosted to provide additional information and answer questions around this exciting project:
Date: Thursday, February 17
Location: West End Performing Arts Center
945 Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard
Atlanta, Ga. 30310
Date: Saturday, February 19
Location: Abernathy Arts Center
254 Johnson Ferry Road, NW
Sandy Springs, Ga. 30328
Date: Tuesday, February 22
Location: Southwest Arts Center
915 New Hope Road
Atlanta, GA 30331
Date: Wednesday, February 23
982 Memorial Drive
Atlanta, Ga. 30316
In its first year, “Art on the Atlanta BeltLine,” became the largest temporary public art exhibit in the City of Atlanta’s history. Including more than 270 visual artists, performers, musicians and historic preservationists, the project brought countless residents onto the Corridor, introducing them to the Atlanta BeltLine project and the diverse communities encompassing the City’s core.
For complete details regarding proposal specifications, deadlines, budgets and requirements, please view the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine RFP at art.BeltLine.org.
About the Atlanta BeltLine
The Atlanta BeltLine is a $2.8 billion redevelopment project that will provide a network of public parks, multi‐use trails and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling downtown and connecting many neighborhoods directly to each other. The Atlanta BeltLine is the most comprehensive economic development effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta and among the largest, most wide‐ranging urban redevelopment projects currently underway in the United States. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI), formed by the Atlanta Development Authority, is the entity tasked with planning and executing the implementation of the Atlanta BeltLine in partnership with other public and private organizations, including City of Atlanta departments. For more information on the Atlanta BeltLine, visit www.BeltLine.org.
Ethan Davidson, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
404) 614-8325; firstname.lastname@example.org