Art on the Atlanta BeltLine Opens Call for Artists for the 2022-2023 Season
Arts professionals are invited to apply for the Visual and Performing Arts, Sculpture and Residency programs
ATLANTE, April 21, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Department of Arts and Culture has issued a call for artists for the thirteenth year of the Art on Atlanta’s BeltLine exposure. Artists of all mediums and at all stages of their careers are invited to participate through visual and performance art, sculpture, and the residency program.
Since 2010, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) has brought visual and performing arts to its parks and trails across the city. Art on the Atlanta BeltLine became the largest temporary exhibit of its kind in the South, creating an outdoor public gallery spanning 12 linear miles. The Atlanta BeltLine seeks equity and inclusion in all programmatic elements and is committed to paying artists a living wage for their work and providing arts and culture jobs in the local economy and beyond.
Artists, art collectives and organizations are invited to submit their Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) for one or more of the following exposure categories:
BeltLine Public Art Residency Program – Atlanta’s BeltLine Residency Program is designed to provide exposure to the real world operating in the realm of public art and infrastructure. Unlike college or gallery residences that operate within the structure and restriction of these prescribed spaces and audiences, the public realm presents many unique challenges, including, but not limited to: responsibilities to multiple audiences simultaneously, the maintenance and empowerment of community places, space and environment, and the many components of the civic system, including permits, ordinances and government offices. The program is looking for qualified individuals or artists to fill the following roles:
Researcher in residence
Curator in residence
Artist in Residence
BeltLine Walls Volume 5 (Murals) – Artists are invited to submit their qualifications to create a mural along the BeltLine. Artists will work on their walls for a few weeks in October, culminating in a big reveal and community celebration at the end of the festival.
BeltLine Flow (Performance Series) – Artists are invited to submit their qualifications to perform along the Atlanta BeltLine corridor during exhibition season. These performances are not limited in the number of times the performances may take place, nor subject to specific dates on which the performances must take place. These performances are designed to act as a pop-up style event to creatively activate and celebrate the hallway in many places. These events are “acoustic” in nature, self-contained and do not require external power sources, sound engineers or technical support.
Beltline Spaces (Sculpture Exhibition) – Artists are invited to submit qualifications for 3D sculptural, monumental, installation, pre-made, site-specific, or land art works.
BeltLine After Dark (Festival) – This annual festival celebrates the communities and spaces along the BeltLine trails. Artists are invited to submit their qualifications to activate the parks and green spaces around the corridor. Previous seasons have included concerts, ballet, theatre, opera and interactive traveling performances.
Lantern Parade – Musicians wishing to be included in the 2022-2023 Lantern Parade should contact Chantelle Rytter directly to [email protected]
Interested artists should first consult the Qualification request then prepare to submit their Statement of Qualifications through the Supplier Registry by downloading and following the SOQ model. A judging panel will review all responses to ensure certain qualifications and requirements are met and to provide ABI with a shortlist of the artists best qualified to participate. Shortlisted artists will then be invited to submit a full art proposal to the Atlanta BeltLine.
Once all the proposals have been received, they will be posted on art.beltline.org where the community will be invited to give their opinion on each piece. Once all feedback has been received, final selections will be made and artists notified. Art installations, performances and activations will take place between July 2022 and June 2023.
Additionally, the exhibition is seeking volunteer jurors to help review artists’ credentials and qualifications and select those who will be invited to submit a full proposal. Jurors are asked to apply by June 1 by sending a cover letter and CV to Miranda KyleArts and Culture Program Manager at [email protected]
Applications are due by 3 p.m. EST on June 13, 2022. All applicants must register and submit Statements of Qualifications electronically through the Supplier Registry, ABI Procurement System. Information and a video explaining the process are available at art.beltline.org/opencall.
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The 2021 – 2022 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition is presented by Northside Hospital and WarnerMedia. Additional sponsors include Kroger and Ponce City Market at the Gold level; Edward Jones at the Silver level; and the health of children Atlanta at the level of patrons.
The 2022 – 2023 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibit is presented by Northside Hospital. Additional sponsors include Ponce City Market at the Platinum level; Cox Enterprises and Empire Communities at the Silver level; and the health of children Atlanta at the Bronze level.
the Art on the BeltLine Atlanta Lantern Parade is sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and Ponce City Market at the Platinum level; The Coca-Cola Company, Cox Enterprises and REI at the Gold level; and the health of children Atlanta at the Silver level.
This program is supported in part by the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Cultural Affairs Office. Most of the funding for this organization is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. This program is funded in part by Georgia Council for the arts through appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly. Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To learn more about the impact of National Endowment for the Arts grants on individuals and communities, visit http://www.arts.gov.
About Atlanta BeltLine
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.’s vision is to be the catalyst to make Atlanta a global beacon for equitable, inclusive and sustainable urban living. As one of the largest and most extensive urban redevelopment programs in United Statesthe Atlanta BeltLine is building a more socially and economically resilient society Atlanta with our partner organizations and host communities through job creation, inclusive transportation systems, affordable housing and public spaces for all. For more information on the Atlanta BeltLine, please visit http://www.BeltLine.org.
About the Art on the Atlanta Belt Line
Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is the largest temporary public art exhibit in the history of Atlanta. It features the work of hundreds of visual artists, performers and musicians along the Atlanta BeltLine corridor. This spectacular project places working professionals alongside emerging artists and draws residents and visitors to some of the city’s most unique public spaces. City of Atlanta, offering strong perspectives on the city and its lively districts. The exhibition shows how art strengthens and beautifies current and former industrial areas and creates iconic spaces illustrating the transformation of the city across Atlanta’s BeltLine. Art on Atlanta’s BeltLine touches nearly 20 intown communities. More information on Atlanta’s beltline art can be found at art.beltline.org.
Jenny OdomeAtlanta BeltLine, Inc., 404-477-3659, [email protected]
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