Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2018
Art on the Atlanta BeltLine
100 Peachtree St. NW
Atlanta GA 30303
Entry Deadline: 3/16/18
Number of Applications Allowed: 5
Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 8
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 8
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The largest outdoor temporary public art project in the American South, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine seeks to include visual artists, performers, musicians and historic preservationists; placing working professionals alongside emerging artists. Visual and performing artists are invited to submit proposals for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2018. Scheduled opening in July 2018, temporary works of visual art and performances will be exhibited along the linear greenspace of the Atlanta BeltLine corridor for up to a year.
Historic, environmental, cultural, functional, urban design, and/or aesthetic aspects of the site may be good starting points to consider. Projects 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;
For examples of previously funded projects, visit art.beltline.org
Interdisciplinary approaches, innovative uses (or re-uses) of materials and new technologies are encouraged. Applicants may wish to consider ways in which some level of community involvement can be facilitated in the creation of the projects.
Proposed materials shall be modestly priced and durable, requiring 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. Works and performances not suitable for all ages/audiences or containing materials deemed to be dangerous, toxic, or hazardous to public safety will NOT be accepted. All construction, installation and de-installation methods must be adequate and safe for public interaction. Projects must last throughout the exhibition period; however, we are also interested in performance works or ephemeral works that could be scheduled to occur periodically throughout the timeframe.
Artists, Collectives, and Professionals are invited to submit proposals to any of the following:
o BeltLine Walls – A two week long mural festival at the beginning of August. Artists will work on their walls side by side for the duration of the festival, culminating in a grand reveal and community celebration at the end of the festival.
o Performance Series – Artists are invited to perform along the Atlanta BeltLine corridor throughout the timeframe of the exhibition. These performances are not limited in number of times the performances may occur, nor are they subject to any specific dates on which performances must occur. These are designed to act as a pop-up style events to creatively activate and celebrate the corridor in many locations.
o BeltLine Concert Series - Unlike its pop-up style counterpart, these may take place in several BeltLine parks including Historic Fourth Ward Park, Gordon White Park, The Skate Multipurpose Field, and Piedmont Park. The Concert Series provides opportunities for artists that have technical requirements, and those who need a fixed location. The dates for these will be: August 18th and 25th
o Inertia– Artists and Professionals are invited to submit proposals for this year’s sculpture exhibition along the Atlanta BeltLine corridor. Sculptures may simultaneously function as a bench, pavilion, or other infrastructural component.
o Lecture Series – Artists and Professionals are invited to submit proposals for panel or individual discussion that will address topics related to Arts & Culture, Ethics & Responsibility, Equity, Affordability, Science & Education, and Transit.
o Special Projects – We invite Atlanta arts and culture organizations to submit proposals that use the Atlanta BeltLine to show your work/project, host a pop-up event, and many other exciting ideas.
Proposed projects will be presented in the following sections of the Atlanta BeltLine.
All exhibit space is outdoors:
Submissions do not have to be site specific. Following selection, artists will work with Atlanta BeltLine to select an exhibit location. Additional spaces may become available as the project progresses. Exhibition locations are subject to change due to construction or other factors. Applicants will be notified of any changes.
Performances may occur along the Atlanta BeltLine corridor. However, on specific dates, concerts will be programmed allowing for a greater level of technical support. Performing artists and musicians should keep the following dates available.
September 15, 22
Some of our performance locations include: along paved portions of the Eastside and Westside Trails, the outdoor theater in Historic Fourth Ward Park, Gordon White Park, on the stage structure in Reynoldstown north of Memorial Drive, north of Evelyn Street near Piedmont Park, and on the Atlanta BeltLine corridor off Allene Ave.
You are encouraged to explore the trails on your own to be better informed about the terrain and history of the Atlanta BeltLine. Download the 2017 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine brochure from art.beltline.org for maps showing the trails and exhibition areas. Our interactive map at art.beltline.org/map shows the entire corridor and existing exhibition locations.
There is no budget cap. But please note that funds are limited, and in last year’s awards, the average amount presented was $2,600 with amounts ranging between $500 and $6,000. Of the total grant amount, artists should incorporate a minimum of 20 percent as an artist’s fee in the budget that must be submitted with each proposal. The award will cover the design (including artist’s fee), fabrication, shipping, installation, maintenance, and de-installation of the project. Artists may solicit contributions of materials or cash from other sources.
Information sessions will be hosted at our offices in downtown Atlanta, in the Equitable Building, to provide additional information and answer questions about your proposals and this exciting project:
11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 24, 2018
Each proposal submitted will be evaluated on the following criteria:
· Is the artwork/performance original?
· Does the project demonstrate high artistic merit?
· Is the proposed budget reasonable? Can the project be executed for the requested amount?
· Will the structural and artistic integrity be maintained for the duration of the exhibition or the intended duration of the proposal?
· Is the proposal feasible based on experience, budget, and infrastructure/tech requirements?
· How does the work engage its audience?
All materials must be received by 5:00 pm on Friday March 16, 2018.
If you would like to submit your documents electronically, please go to art.beltline.org, and see link on the right side of the page. Please submit files in a single PDF format where possible. Submissions will also be accepted through CAFÉ (http://www.callforentry.org/). Please check art.beltline.org for details.
If you would like to submit your documents by U.S. mail or walk in, please submit a USB containing your materials. All hardcopy materials must be on 8 ½ x 11 paper. Hard copy materials will not be returned. Please address all materials to:
Art on the Atlanta BeltLine
Submissions must include the following materials:
For questions or further information, please contact: