Art on the Atlanta BeltLine Launches Residency Program; Calls for Artist Applications

Inaugural 2019 residency program will offer hands-on experience and opportunities

ATLANTA – Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is calling for artists to apply to its inaugural residency program. The Art on the Atlanta BeltLine residency program is designed to offer real-world exposure within the realm of public art and infrastructure, presenting many unique challenges and learning opportunities.

In its tenth year, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine hosts the largest temporary public art exhibition in the south. The exhibition is programmatically structured to enrich and reflect the communities it serves, striving to create a legacy of inclusion.

The program seeks qualified respondents in the following areas:

  • Scholar-in-Residence
  • Curator-in-Residence
  • Artist-in-Residence

Each resident position will be eligible for a $15,000 stipend for a six-month residency term. Timelines and deliverables are specific to each residency.


Full details for each residency, requirements, and submission process can be found in the call for applications. The scope of each residency is summarized below:

  • Scholar-in-Residence The Atlanta BeltLine Scholar-in-Residence will produce a body of work to include a peer-reviewed academic white paper and a public presentation of their research findings. The Scholar will contribute to Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.’s (ABI’s) ongoing mission of equity, access, and inclusion by engaging in a thorough analysis of those topics as they relate to the city of Atlanta.
  • Curator-in-Residence – Specific to the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine annual exhibition, the Curator-in-Residence will work with the ABI Arts & Culture, Community Engagement, and Communications teams to engage and publicize the body of work for exhibition on the Atlanta BeltLine.
  • Artistin-Residence – The Artist-in-Residence will develop a portfolio of work, culminating in a solo exhibition that will showcase the various sections of the Atlanta BeltLine corridor. ABI will retain the rights to at least one piece for its long-term foundational collection.

Qualified submissions must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2019.

2019 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine Exhibition

The call for proposals for the 2019 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition is officially open. The call seeks visual artist, performers, musicians, lecturers, and art historians at every stage of their careers to apply for the exhibition. ABI is also seeking to fill a limited number of technical positions for the duration of the 2019 exhibition. More information on each opportunity is available at

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

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.

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  1. Dear sir or madam, lam an american artist who is living temporary in brazil and will return to stone mountain in may or june. l like to display my art work on to to the community of atlanta

    1. Hi – the artist-in-residence is an annual program that accepts applications during the call for artists at the beginning of each year (usually around January or February). Please check back to for updates!

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