FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 20, 2014
Ethan Davidson, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
(404) 477-3660, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Deadline is March 3rd, and the the budget is $10,500. More info here.
“WonderRoot invites visual artists to submit qualifications to develop a site integrated, semi-permanent public art project to be located along the linear corridor on the Annie E. Casey Foundation property at the intersection of McDaniel Street and University Avenue in southwest Atlanta. This call includes a Lead Artist Request for Qualifications and a Supporting Artist Request for Qualifications. Lead Artists must be professional artists. Supporting Artists may be professional, student, or emerging artists. All artists must reside in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Please see the individual RFQs for detailed qualification information.”
“The goal of offering a grant of this size is to motivate a large volume of photographers to think about their work, their target audience, and how to best engage them. In the initial application, photographers/project organizers must submit a description (500 words or less) of their project idea and a $20 application fee.
Five to ten finalists (chosen by the Executive and Assistant Directors of Crusade for Art and approved by the Board of Directors) will be invited to submit a full application. The full application will require applicants to include a detailed project description, timeline, budget, projected audience reach, and expected impact of the program. There is no additional application fee for finalist applications.
A selection committee made up of three photographic industry leaders will select the grant award recipient based on the proposed project’s creativity, originality, and probability for success as well as the applicant’s credibility and references. The three members of the selection committee are:
Whitney Johnson, Director of Photography at The New Yorker
Karen Irvine, Curator and Associate Director at Museum of Contemporary Photography
Rupert Jenkins, Executive Director at Colorado Photographic Arts Center”
The Decatur Arts Alliance will be accepting entries for the annual Fine Arts Exhibition of the Decatur Arts Festival beginning January 6, 2014. The show takes place at the Dalton Gallery on the Agnes Scott College campus, May 20–June 8, 2014. Jurors for the 2014 edition of the Fine Arts Exhibition are Cynthia Farnell, Cinqué Hicks, and Nick Madden.
The Alliance invites artists working in all media to apply for the juried exhibition that is a part of the 26th Annual Decatur Arts Festival. This exhibition annually contributes a fresh and unique perspective to the festival and to an audience representing a broad spectrum of knowledge and appreciation of the arts, addressing this spectrum with a diversity of styles and media. Works selected for the show reflect a wide range of artists’ experiences and viewpoints, with excellence as a common thread. All works must be original and completed within the last two years.
The exhibition offers monetary prizes as well as purchase awards from the Decatur Business Association and the City of Decatur.
The public is invited to special events at the Dalton Gallery during the exhibition including the Opening Reception (in conjunction with the Decatur Business Association), May 20, 5–7 p.m.; and Last Call, a closing reception with artists’ commentaries, June 28 4–6 p.m.
Applications for the exhibition are accepted on callforentry.org through February 21, 2014. Download complete details and the Call for Entries
“The Alexia Foundation Grants were established to help promote world peace and cultural understanding. The strength of the proposal will be judged equally to photographic skills. The Grant goes to those who clearly and concisely propose significant projects that share in the Foundation’s mission and who also submit photographs that reflect the ability to execute their proposed project.
This year, the award for the Professional Grant has been raised to $20,000 from the $15,000 it had been in previous years. The Student Winner will receive funding for a semester at the Syracuse University London Program, a $1,000 cash grant to help produce the proposed body of work, a $300 gift card from Dury’s Photo and $500 will be awarded to that student’s academic department. Student awards will also be given to a Second Place Winner, and three Award of Excellence Winners.
We are excited to add an additional Student Grant this year, the Gilka Grant, honoring Robert E. Gilka, the director of photography for National Geographic Magazine and a long time supporter of The Alexia Foundation. Bob judged the Alexia Grants for their first 11 years and taught at Syracuse University for several years. Bob passed away in the summer of 2013. The Gilka Grant will recognize the best project proposal that also includes a multimedia component. The winner of the Gilka Grant will receive a $1,500 scholarship to attend the Kalish Workshop.
APG Portfolio 2013 / $2,500 Print Purchase Award
Entry Deadline: November 2, 2013
Show Dates: December 13, 2013 – February 1, 2014
APG’s Portfolio 2013 will be jurored by Karen Irvine, Curator and Associate Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago. Ms. Irvine will select work of six to eight photographers submitting strong, cohesive bodies of work. Artists selected will be listed by name and promoted on the APG website along with a link to their site. Selected work will be on view in a seven-week-long exhibition in the Atlanta Photography Group Gallery in TULA.
APG / HMA $2,500 Print Purchase Award
In conjunction with Portfolio 2013, ONE artist may have their work included in the permanent collection of the HIGH MUSEUM OF ART ATLANTA. Brett Abbott, HMA Curator of Photography will review the photos selected by Ms. Irvine. If Mr. Abbott would like to acquire work for the Museum’s permanent collection, APG will purchase the work from the artist and donate it to HMA.
This is an exciting and unique opportunity for emerging and mid-career artists to have their work reviewed by museum curators with the possibility of being collected by a major art institution.
See complete details and download the entry form at: http://atlantaphotographygroup.org/gallery/2013/portfolio.shtml
Fay Gold Gallery is currently seeking Interns for the fall season. The ideal candidate should be detail-oriented with a professional demeanor and who can work individually as well as part of a team. Interns will work closely with the permanent staff on all aspects of running and maintaining a contemporary art gallery.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Greeting general public visitors and clients, fielding initial inquiries on gallery artists, therefore familiarizing oneself with the artist roster
- Administrative duties such as answering the phone, filing, organizing office supplies, database entry, errands, etc.
- Assisting with events hosted by the gallery, including set-up and break down
- Maintaining mailing lists and artist press books
- Administrative projects such as organizing archival and artist materials
- Assisting the staff with inventory maintenance, trafficking incoming and outgoing inventorial items, and data entry
- Organizing press materials, building and maintaining image archives, updating artist files, assembling sales packages, and managing gallery inventory
- Assisting and directing research into the reproduction / exhibition and provenance history for works of art
Only qualified candidates need apply:
- B.A. or currently enrolled college student, with minimum 1 year completed towards degree
This is an unpaid internship, however college credit can be arranged.
Please send a cover letter along with a resume with listed references (either academic or professional) to email@example.com. In your cover letter, please include why you are interested in the position and the skills you would bring as a successful candidate. Please address the email with “Internship Application – Your Name” as the subject heading.
Absolutely no calls or walk-ins please.