RFQ: 2022-2023 Art on the Atlanta Beltline Open Call- Atlanta, GA

  • Commissioning Entity

    Atlanta Beltline Inc.

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  • Location of Commission:

    GA, USA, Atlanta

  • Commission Portal

    View Link

  • Geographic Eligibilty


  • Contact Name

    Miranda Kyle

  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

  • Contact Phone


  • Commission Document

    Document not uploaded

  • Brief Description

    The Atlanta BeltLine project is the most comprehensive transportation and economic development effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta and amongst the largest, most wideranging urban redevelopment programs currently underway in the United States. The Atlanta BeltLine is also a sustainable redevelopment program that will provide a network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling downtown and connecting more than forty-five neighborhoods directly to each other. Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, (“AoAB”) hosts the largest temporary public art exhibit and linear gallery in the United States. With sculptures, murals, performances, and many multiorganizational collaboratives works year-round, AoAB strives to enrich and reflect the communities it serves. Artists, art collectives and organizations (“Potential Respondents”) are invited to submit their qualifications for one or any of the following exhibition categories: o BeltLine Public Art Residency Program- The Atlanta BeltLine residency program is designed to offer real-world exposure operating within the realm of public art and infrastructure. Unlike collegiate or gallery residencies that operate within the structure and stricture of those prescribed spaces and audiences, the public realm presents many unique challenges including, but not limited to: responsibilities to multiple audiences simultaneously, community place keeping and empowerment, space and environment, and the many components of the civic system including permitting, ordinances, and governmental offices. The program seeks qualified individuals or artist to fill the following roles: • Scholar-in-Residence • Curator-in-Residence • Artist-in-Residence o 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 the duration of a few weeks in October, culminating in a grand reveal and community celebration at the end of the festival. Please see the submission guidelines section herein for more details. o BeltLine Flow (Performance Series) – Artists are invited to submit qualifications to perform along the Atlanta BeltLine corridor during the exhibition season. These performances are not limited in number of times the performances may occur, nor are they subject to any specific Request for Qualifications (RFQ) dates on which performances must occur. These performances are designed to act as a popup style event to creatively activate and celebrate the corridor in many locations. These events are “acoustic” in nature, self-sustaining and do not require outside power sources, a sound engineer or technical support. Please see the submission guidelines section herein for more details. o BeltLine Spaces (Sculpture Exhibition) – Artists are invited to submit their qualifications in 3D, monumental, installation, pre-fabricated, site specific or land art sculptural work. o 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 greenspaces around the corridor. Previous seasons have included concerts, ballet, theater, opera and interactive roving performances. Please see the submission guidelines herein for more details. o Lantern Parade – Musicians who wish to be included in the 2022-2023 Lantern Parade should contact Chantelle Rytter directly at [email protected]   Please see commission document for submission instructions and apply at the submission portal linked here.