Photo courtesy of Art on the Atlanta Beltline
Art on the Atlanta Beltline Seeks Visual and Performing Arts Proposals
Public art initiative returns with the Eastside Trail linear exhibition space
Request for 2012 proposals
Atlanta - Visual and performing artists are invited to submit proposals for "Art on the Atlanta BeltLine" 2012. Scheduled for September through November, temporary works of visual and performance art will be exhibited along the linear parkland of the BeltLine corridor.
Now in its third year "Art on the Atlanta BeltLine" returns with the added linear exhibition space of the new Eastside Trail, representing one of the first completed trail sections on the BeltLine corridor, from 10th Street to Irwin Street.
The Atlanta BeltLine is an emerging system of parks, trails, transit and economic development that reclaims mostly abandoned rail corridors. With an emphasis on public spaces, improved transportation, cultural amenities and revitalizing neighborhoods, it has the potential to redefine the City and make it a better place to live, work and play.
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. Although not limited to the following examples, potential projects might include all or some of the following:
- Temporary art, sculptural or visual installations;
- Gateway or entrance works;
- Performance works of all kinds, including but not limited to music, dance, theater and performance art;
- Transformation of existing structures or surfaces, such as bridges and overpasses;
- Utilization of fences or screening devices;
- Amenities for visitors – such as benches, bike racks, shade structures, recycling and trash collection receptacles;
- Loan of existing artwork, such as sculptures or assemblages;
- Plantings or environmental works.
Proposed materials should be modestly priced and durable with minimal maintenance in an outdoor setting. All works must be designed to be safely removed at the end of the designated period, or disintegrate safely into the environment. No works or materials deemed to be dangerous, toxic, or hazardous to public safety will be accepted, and all construction methods must be adequate and safe for public interaction. Projects should last throughout the exhibition period or be performance/ephemeral works that could be scheduled to occur periodically throughout the timeframe. If the location or its elements (trees, slope, etc.) might be part of the concept, "Atlanta Art on the Beltline" will identify volunteers to work with the artist(s) to help prepare the site, clear underbrush, etc.
Submissions are due April 16, 2012.
Installation will be from June to August with the exhibition opening on September 8, 2012. More information can be found at www.art.beltline.org.
- Between Montgomery Ferry Road and Monroe Drive
- Between Monroe Drive and Irwin Street (Eastside Trail)
- Between Wylie Street and Memorial Drive
- Between Washington Park and Allene Avenue
Atlanta BeltLine Walking Tours
Saturday, March 10 at 1 p.m.
Wednesday, March 14 at 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 24 at 6 p.m.
The Goat Farm
Tuesday, April 3 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 7 at 2 p.m.