Annual exhibition will be boosted by technical support positions
ATLANTA – Art on the Atlanta BeltLine has released a call for proposals for its tenth year of exhibition. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) runs the temporary exhibition, which has brought visual and performing art to the Atlanta BeltLine’s parks and trails since 2010.
In 2018, the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine program underwent a significant expansion that lengthened the exhibition, deepened community involvement, and leveraged outside organizations such as the Atlanta Opera, the National Black Arts Festival, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and the Bakery Atlanta, among others.
The 2019 season seeks visual artist, performers, musicians, lecturers, and art historians at every stage of their careers to apply for the exhibition. Potential project proposals could include, but are not limited to, visual installations, performance works such as music, dance, and theater, murals, collaborations, amenities such as benches or bike racks, and more. Submitting artists will apply to have their work featured in any of the following components of the exhibition (more detail on each can be found in the Request for Proposals):
- BeltLine Walls Volume 2 – A follow-up to 2018’s two-week-long mural festival, this year’s event will partner with MARTA’s ArtBound project to bring murals to the Atlanta BeltLine’s Northeast Trail. Located near the Lindbergh Center MARTA station, artists will work side-by-side on murals, culminating in a celebration at the end of the festival.
- BeltLine Flow – Artists are invited to perform along the Atlanta BeltLine corridor throughout the timeframe of the exhibition. These are designed to act as a pop-up style events to creatively activate and celebrate the corridor in many locations.
- Atlanta BeltLine Concert Series – Unlike its pop-up style counterpart, these may take place in several BeltLine parks including Historic Fourth Ward Park, Gordon-White Park, the multipurpose field at Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark, and Piedmont Park.
- A City for All – Artists are invited to submit proposals considering the concept of A City for All for this year’s sculpture exhibition along the Atlanta BeltLine corridor. We are looking for innovative concepts, a sense of wonder, and a consideration of scale.
- BeltLine After Dark – On the weekend of October 18 and 19, artists and vendors will gather to activate the Westside Trail and event space at Gordon-White Park, Washington Park, and Holderness. The festival will be a unique celebration of arts and the autumn season.
- Lecture Series – Artists and Professionals are invited to submit proposals for panel or individual discussion to address topics related to Arts & Culture, Ethics & Responsibility, Equity, Affordability, Science & Education, and Transit.
- Special Projects – We invite Atlanta arts and culture organizations to submit proposals that use the Atlanta BeltLine to show your work/project, host a pop-up event, and many other exciting ideas.
ABI is also seeking to fill a limited number of technical positions for the duration of the 2019 exhibition. A separate request for qualifications is available at art.beltline.org/call-for-artists/. See detailed guidelines for application; each position varies in complexity.
Proposals and applications are due April 26, 2019. Please see the Request for Proposals for submission details. Electronic submissions will be accepted via art.beltline.org or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions may also be mailed to:
Art on the Atlanta BeltLine
ATTN: Miranda Kyle
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
100 Peachtree St. NW, Ste 2300
Atlanta, GA 30303
Major support for this project is provided by the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. Major funding for this organization is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. This program is supported in part by Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency – the National Endowment for the Arts. The project is also supported by an Art Works award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.
Northside Hospital is a presenting sponsor for the 2019 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition. Additional sponsors include Turner, the Inman Park Neighborhood Association, and Michael Ross/Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s.