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Largest Outdoor Temporary Public Art Exhibition in the South Calls for Artists’ Proposals
Atlanta – Following up on the success of the fifth year of exhibition, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine returns this fall to present visual and performing art along the Atlanta BeltLine corridor. A Request for Proposals has been released, seeking artists to exhibit their most creative work in a public, outdoor environment. Potential projects should reflect the historic, environmental, cultural, functional, urban design, and/or aesthetic aspects of the sites and should be well-researched, well-planned and feasible. Past projects have included muralists, sculptors, musicians, dancers, acrobats, theater professionals, and many others.
The sixth year of the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition kicks off on September 12, 2015 with the annual Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade. Installation will begin in June and projects must be installed by the opening of the exhibition on September 12. Performances will take place over three weekends, including the weekend of the Lantern Parade. Submitting artists must be available to perform on the days of September 12 & 13, 19 & 20, and October 10 & 11. Artists are encouraged to submit proposals that marry their artistic visions with the landscape and sustainability themes of the Atlanta BeltLine. See previously funded projects at art.beltline.org.
The submission deadline is April 22, 2015. The RFP is available for download from art.beltline.org and will also be available for submission through callforentry.org. Electronic submission is available immediately.
A timeline and installation schedule will be developed with each artist or artist team. Four information sessions will be hosted to provide additional information and answer questions around this exciting project:
Date: Wednesday, March 11
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Hammonds House
503 Peeples Street, SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
Date: Friday, March 13
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Abernathy Arts Center
254 Johnson Ferry Road, NW
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Date: Wednesday, April 1
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: C4 Atlanta
115 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, SW
Atlanta, GA 30313
Date: Saturday, April 4
Time: 3:00 p.m.
982 Memorial Drive
Atlanta, GA 30316
Each year since 2010, the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition has grown exponentially, showcasing the dynamic installations of local, national, and international artists, ranging from emerging craftsmen to accomplished, Grammy-nominated performers. The 2014 exhibition drew thousands of people to see hundreds of works of art along eight miles of the corridor, beginning with the 23,000 participants in the Lantern Parade. The exhibition is an inspiring way to explore this emerging system of parks, trails, transit, and development that reclaims a 22-mile loop of historic rail lines around the City’s core. See completed trails and explore current art locations on our interactive map: www.beltline.org/map.
For complete details regarding proposal specifications, deadlines, budgets and requirements, please view the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine RFP at art.beltline.org.
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