Atlanta BeltLine’s Successful Temporary Public Art Initiative Returns
Seeking Artists for 2012’s Fall Exhibition
Atlanta, February 17, 2012 – Following two successful years as Atlanta’s largest temporary art exhibition, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for artists to solicit outdoor, temporary works of art for presentation on the Atlanta BeltLine in the fall of 2012. This year, the soon to be completed 2-mile Eastside Trail from 10th Street and Monroe Drive to Irwin Street will be part of the exhibition. Artists are encouraged to submit proposals that marry their artistic visions with the landscape and sustainability themes of the Atlanta BeltLine.
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 April 16, 2012. The RFP can be found online at art.beltline.org and is available for download now.
Installation will begin in June and projects must be installed no later than August 31, 2012. A timeline and installation schedule will be developed with each artist or artist team.
Five information sessions will be hosted to provide additional information and answer questions around this exciting project:
Date: Saturday, March 10
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Chastain Arts Center
135 W. Wieuca Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30342
Date: Wednesday, March 14
Time: 6:00 p.m.
982 Memorial Drive
Atlanta, GA 30316
Date: Saturday, March 24
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: The Goat Farm
1200 Foster Street
Atlanta, GA 30318
Date: Tuesday, April 3
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Georgia State University
Arts and Humanities Building, Room #300
10 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30302
Date: Saturday, April 7
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: The Hammond House
503 Peeples Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
In its first year, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine became the largest temporary public art exhibit in the City of Atlanta’s history with more than 270 visual artists, performers, musicians and historic preservationists. The following year, the number of projects increased by more than 30 percent and included more than 330 individuals, bringing countless residents onto the corridor, introducing them to the Atlanta BeltLine project and the diverse communities encompassing the City’s core. This has been a tremendous project, placing working professionals alongside emerging artists.
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 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. The Atlanta BeltLine is a sustainable redevelopment project that will provide a network of public parks, multi-use trails, transit and affordable housing along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling downtown and connecting many neighborhoods directly to each other. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI), formed by Invest Atlanta (formerly 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, please visit www.BeltLine.org.
Ethan Davidson, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
(404) 614-8325, edavidson@atlbeltLine.org