Art on the Atlanta BeltLine Receives Federal and Local Grant Funding

Funding from Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs and National Endowment for the Arts will advance arts and culture along the corridor

Work curated by Elisabeth Herrera Very on the Westside Trail in 2021. Photo by The Sintoses.
Work curated by Elisabeth Herrera Very on the Westside Trail in 2021. Photo by The Sintoses.

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, the largest outdoor, temporary art exhibition in the south, has been awarded $40,000 from the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Municipal Support for the Arts program and $10,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Grants for Arts Projects award. Funding will directly support the exhibition along 12 miles and in 20 communities surrounding the BeltLine corridor on the west, south, and east sides of Atlanta.

“Now in its twelfth year, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is an integral part of the city’s arts and culture eco-system,” said Clyde Higgs, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. President and CEO. “We are grateful for the funding and recognition at both the federal and local level to continue to support artists, produce publicly-accessible art, and contribute to the arts economy.”

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is among 1,248 other projects across America totaling $28,840,000 that were selected to receive this first round of fiscal year 2022 funding in the Grants for Arts Projects category.

“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support arts projects like this one from the Atlanta BeltLine that help support the community’s creative economy,” said NEA Acting Chair Ann Eilers. “Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is among the arts programs nationwide that are using the arts as a source of strength, a path to well-being, and providing access and opportunity for people to connect and find joy through the arts.”

Funding is awarded to Art on the Atlanta BeltLine through the nonprofit Atlanta BeltLine Partnership.

“We sincerely appreciate the generous support of the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs as well as the National Endowment for the Arts,” said Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Executive Director Rob Brawner. “Art on the Atlanta BeltLine provides access to art for everyone and demonstrates how public/private partnerships bring the Atlanta BeltLine vision to life. We’d also like to thank Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. for their leadership creating the south’s largest temporary public art exhibition.”

The Art on the Atlanta BeltLine linear gallery represents artists from across Atlanta, the nation, and the world. Works are found in a variety of mediums—sculpture, murals, dance, music, theater, photography, fashion, film, and more.

For more information on other projects included in the Arts Endowment grant announcement, visit arts.gov/news.

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