Following two successful years as Atlanta’s largest temporary art exhibition, 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 2012.  Artists are encouraged to submit proposals that marry their artistic visions with the landscape and sustainability themes of the Atlanta BeltLine.

Proposals should reflect the historic, environmental, cultural, functional, urban design and/or aesthetic parameters of the potential sites and should be well-researched by the candidates. The submission deadline is April 16, 2012. The RFP can be found online at art.beltline.org and is available for download now. 

Installation will begin in June and projects must be installed no later than August 31. A timeline and installation schedule will be developed with each artist or artist team. Five information sessions will be hosted to provide additional information and answer questions:

Date: Saturday, March 10
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Chastain Arts Center
135 W. Wieuca Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30342

Date: Wednesday, March 14
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: WonderRoot
982 Memorial Drive
Atlanta, GA 30316

Date: Saturday, March 24
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: The Goat Farm
1200 Foster Street
Atlanta, GA 30318

Date: Tuesday, April 3
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Georgia State University
Arts and Humanities Building, Room #300
10 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30302

Date: Saturday, April 7
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: The Hammond House
503 Peeples Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

In its first year, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine became the largest temporary public art exhibit in the City of Atlanta’s history with more than 270 visual artists, performers, musicians and historic preservationists. The following year, the number of projects increased by more than 30 percent and included more than 330 individuals, bringing countless residents onto the corridor, introducing them to the Atlanta BeltLine project and the diverse communities encompassing the City’s core. This has been a tremendous project, placing working professionals alongside emerging artists.

For complete details regarding proposal specifications, deadlines, budgets and requirements, please view the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine RFP at art.BeltLine.org.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.