Largest Outdoor Temporary Public Art Exhibition in the South Seeking Artist Proposals
Atlanta – Celebrating seven years as Atlanta’s largest temporary outdoor art exhibition, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine has issued a Request for Proposals seeking artists for the 2016 exhibition. Scheduled for September through November, temporary works of visual and performing art will be exhibited along the linear greenspace of the Atlanta BeltLine corridor. Artists are encouraged to submit creative pieces that 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 fall 2016 exhibition will kick-off on September 10 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 10. 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 May 2, 2016 by 5:00 pm. 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:
Tuesday, March 22, 6:00pm
Abernathy Arts Center
254 Johnson Ferry Rd. NW
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Saturday, March 26, 3:00pm
The Goat Farm Arts Center
1200 Foster St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Tuesday, March 29, 6:00pm
115 MLK Jr Dr. SW, Suite #225
Atlanta, GA 30313
Saturday, April 16, 3:00pm
982 Memorial Drive
Atlanta, GA 30316
Tuesday, April 19, 6:00pm
503 Peeples St, SW
Additional information sessions may be scheduled. Please check art.beltline.org for any updates
The Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition has continued to grow since debuting in 2010. The exhibit showcases diverse works of art by local, national, and international artists. Thousands of people came out to celebrate the 2015 art season with the annual Lantern Parade attracting over 66,000 visitors to help light up the Eastside Trail. The exhibition creatively invites users to explore the emerging system of parks, trails, transit, and development that reclaims mostly abandoned rail corridors. 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.