The Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) Arts and Cultural Department broadcasted the 13th annual open call for its Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition. Over the years, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine has transformed into the largest temporary exhibition of its kind across the south, providing an outdoor public gallery that spans over 12 linear miles.
Artists of all mediums and capabilities are encouraged to provide the 22-mile loop with visual and performance pieces and sculptures, as well as participate in the residency program. Artists, organizations and art collectives interested are encouraged to submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) for one or more of the following categories:
BeltLine Public Art Residency Program
The Atlanta BeltLine residency program offers unique, real-world challenges in the realm of public art and infrastructure while catering to multiple audiences. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: community place keeping and empowerment and catering to a wide variety of audiences, spaces and environments, as well as components of the civic system including permitting, governmental offices and ordinances. The program seeks qualified individuals or artists to fill the following roles:
BeltLine Walls Volume 5 (Murals)
One of the more popular art installations along the Atlanta BeltLine, those interested are encouraged to submit qualifications to curate 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.
BeltLine Flow (Performance Series)
The Atlanta BeltLine is calling all performers to submit qualifications to be a part of the 2022-2023 season. Participants are not limited in the number of performances, nor are they subject to specific dates on which presentations may take place. Designed as a pop-up event, performers will creatively celebrate the corridor in several locations.
BeltLine Spaces (Sculpture Edition)
Artists are invited to submit their qualifications in 3D, monumental, installation, prefabricated, site-specific or land art sculptural work.
BeltLine After Dark (Festival)
An annual festival, previous seasons of BeltLine After Dark included concerts, theatre, ballet and opera, as well as interactive roving performances! Participants will commemorate and activate green spaces and parks along the BeltLine trails.
For musicians interested in participating in the 2022-2023 Lantern Parade, please email Chantelle Rytter at ChantelleRytter@gmail.com for more information.
Artists interested in participating in the 2022-2023 season are advised to review the Request for Qualifications. The following steps include submitting the Statement of Qualifications through Vendor Registry by downloading and filling out the SOQ template. Once a jury has reviewed all responses, the short-listed artists will receive a request to submit a full proposal for Art on the BeltLine.
Proposals will be posted on www.Art.BeltLine.org where the community will give feedback on each piece. Once all feedback is received, final selections will be made and artists notified. From July 2022 to June 2023, residents and visitors are encouraged to view this season’s art installations, performances and activations.
Please note, all applications are due by 3 p.m. EST on June 13, 2022, for consideration. For those interested in participating in the jury, please submit a letter of interest and CV Miranda Kyle, the arts and culture program manager, via email at MKyle@ATLBeltLine.org.
About Art on the Atlanta BeltLine
The largest temporary art exhibit in Atlanta history, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine boasts hundreds of performers, musicians and visual artists along the Atlanta BeltLine corridor. The program draws residents and visitors alike to unique public spaces across the city, providing unique perspectives on the various vibrant Atlanta neighborhoods.
For more information or to submit your application, please visit www.Art.BeltLine.org.