“Hurricane” by Ray Katz on the Westside Trail. (Courtesy ABI)

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine has released a call for proposals for its 10th year of exhibitions this fall.

The 2019 season seeks visual artist, performers, musicians, lecturers, and art historians at every stage of their careers to apply for the exhibition. Potential project proposals could include, but are not limited to, visual installations, performance works such as music, dance, and theater, murals, collaborations, amenities such as benches or bike racks, and more. Submitting artists will apply to have their work featured in any of the following components of the exhibition (more detail on each can be found in the Request for Proposals):

BeltLine Walls Volume 2: A follow-up to 2018’s two-week-long mural festival, this year’s event will partner with MARTA’s ArtBound project to bring murals to the Atlanta BeltLine’s Northeast Trail. Located near the Lindbergh Center MARTA station, artists will work side-by-side on murals, culminating in a celebration at the end of the festival.

BeltLine Flow: Artists are invited to perform along the BeltLine corridor throughout the timeframe of the exhibition. These are designed to act as a pop-up style events to creatively activate and celebrate the corridor in many locations.

Atlanta BeltLine Concert Series: Unlike the pop-ups, these may take place in several BeltLine parks including Historic Fourth Ward Park, Gordon-White Park, the multipurpose field at Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark, and Piedmont Park.

A City for All: Artists are invited to submit proposals considering the concept of “A City for All” for this year’s sculpture exhibition along the corridor.

BeltLine After Dark: On the weekend of Oct. 18 and 19, artists and vendors will gather to activate the Westside Trail and event space at Gordon-White Park, Washington Park, and Holderness.
Lecture Series: Artists and professionals are invited to submit proposals for panel or individual discussion to address topics related to Arts & Culture, Ethics & Responsibility, Equity, Affordability, Science & Education, and Transit.

Special Projects: Arts and culture organizations can submit proposals that use the Atlanta BeltLine to showcase their work/project, host a pop-up event, and many other ideas.

Proposals and applications are due April 26, 2019. The complete proposal and more information is available 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.