FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 20, 2014
Ethan Davidson, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
(404) 477-3660, email@example.com
ART ON THE ATLANTA BELTLINE CALL FOR ARTISTS
Atlanta’s Largest Temporary Public Art Exhibition Seeking Artists for Fifth Annual Exhibition
Atlanta –Art on the Atlanta BeltLine has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for artists to solicit outdoor, temporary works of art for presentation on the Atlanta BeltLine in the fall of 2014. The upcoming exhibition represents Art on the Atlanta BeltLine’s fifth year in presenting visual and performing art on more than eight miles of the Atlanta BeltLine corridor. Art on the Atlanta BeltLine kicks off on Saturday, September 6, 2014 with the annual Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade.
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. Potential projects could include sculptures, murals, music, dance, theater, performance art, amenities for visitors, planting or environmental works, and more. 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 21, 2014. 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.
Installation will begin in June and projects must be installed by the opening of the exhibition on September 6, 2014. 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: Saturday, March 8
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: The Warhorse at the Goat Farm
1200 Foster Street
Atlanta, GA 30318
Date: Thursday, March 13
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: C4 Atlanta
115 Martin Luther King Drive SW
Atlanta, GA 30313
Date: Wednesday, April 2
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Abernathy Arts Center
254 Johnson Ferry Road, NW
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Date: Sunday, April 6
Time: 3:00 p.m.
982 Memorial Drive
Atlanta, GA 30316
Since 2010, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine has showcased the dynamic installations and performances of established and emerging artists along the east and west corridors of the Atlanta BeltLine. 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. Since its inception, the exhibition has grown more than 40 percent, and last September’s Lantern Parade kicked off the 2013 exhibition by drawing more than 10,000 participants to the Eastside Trail. 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.
About the Atlanta BeltLine
The Atlanta BeltLine is the most comprehensive transportation and economic development effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta and among the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment programs currently underway in the United States. The Atlanta BeltLine is a sustainable redevelopment project that will provide a network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling downtown and connecting many neighborhoods directly to each other. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) is the entity tasked with planning and executing the implementation of the Atlanta BeltLine in partnership with other public and private organizations, including City of Atlanta departments. For more information on the Atlanta BeltLine, please visit www.BeltLine.org.