Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) and the National Black Arts Festival (NBAF) launched a new collaboration to enhance Art on the Atlanta BeltLine in Atlanta BeltLine neighborhoods. Working together, the two organizations will reach more communities and more artists, share resources and knowledge, and support and promote artists to continually push for a positive, diverse public art experience in Atlanta.
ABI is in the process of reevaluating its public art program with the goal of greater equity, access, and inclusion across the cultural sector. ABI has held meetings in order to receive feedback from communities with their suggestions for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine and other programming.
Results of the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine community engagement process highlighted an opportunity for greater outreach and connection to a more diverse group of artists from the juried selection through the final visual and performance works. ABI and NBAF will work to accomplish these goals by bringing together world-class art professionals, enriching artistic programming, and greater diversity in planning and implementation. This new partnership is the first step in a series of new collaborations that will reshape how Art on the Atlanta BeltLine connects with the broader community.